Tired of telling your kids to do their chores? Will Reid sure was! So he decided to launch a passive-aggressive instructional video series on how to do chores for his teenagers, James and Beth.
“Obviously me telling them face-to-face is not working,” he explained in the video, “so I’ve tried to be creative and I’ve come up with the idea of using social media to try and reach you.”
He gives a hilarious step-by-step guide on how to change a toilet paper roll. He then takes it a step further and says there’s an advanced level for more experienced toilet-paper-roll replacers.
"The advanced level would be to actually take the empty toilet roll holder and put it in the bin," he told his kids, acknowledging that the step might currently be a “step too far.”
Needless to say, the video was a hit online.
"My kids said this wouldn’t go World Wide as no one would be interested! I guess there are other parents out there that feel the same as I do,” Will Reid writes on YouTube.
Oh and it did spark the age old debate: overhand or underhand? I say overhand!
No word on what the next chore video will be.
Food.com user ChrissyG posted the recipe for making ice cubes in response to her family members failing to keep the freezer stocked with ice.
She wrote: “I’m publishing this recipe because I’m sure that there are other families who have members, who don’t know how or have forgotten how to make ice when the ice tray is empty.”
I love the fact that the dad made this video. It is quite amusing, and kids should be held accountable for their actions or lack thereof. However, call me old-fashioned, but do we really need to resort to social media to parent our children? Why not just ground them or take away a privilege. Just say’n.
And that’s today’s helping of The Online Dish with Maggie.