Mum's creative way to get son doing chores

Teenager not listening? Talk to them via the internet. Photo / Imgur
Teenager not listening? Talk to them via the internet. Photo / Imgur

When a mum couldn't get her internet-obsessed son to take the rubbish out, she found a creative way to get her message across.

The woman, posting on Imgur as Kerrisimo, posted a picture of the overflowing rubbish bin on the photo sharing website, along with the caption,"D, this is your mom. Please take out the trash!"

With an overflowing bin in her kitchen, this mum had to get creative. Photo / Imgur / Kerrisimo
With an overflowing bin in her kitchen, this mum had to get creative. Photo / Imgur / Kerrisimo

In the description, the exasperated mum said that despite repeated requests, her son "D" was too busy looking at his phone to do his chores.

"So my son has been lurking here and constantly has his nose in the phone reading and laughing at stuff here," she wrote. "Help me get this to the front page please so maybe the trash will get taken out soon!

It seems the interbet answered the woman's call, and the image soon clocked up more than 187,000 views.

Adding to her first post, she explained why she chose to speak to him via the internet.

"My son is a 20-year-old young man who is on the autism spectrum," Kerrisimo said. "He is very high functioning and graduated three years ago from high school and last year graduated from college with honors."

"I may not be the cool mom but I do listen to him and what is of interest and important to him," Kerrisimo explained. "Parenting any child you try to find ways to interact with them."

And it worked.

As his mum's post became popular online, the son eventually cleaned up. Photo / Imgur / Kerrisimo
As his mum's post became popular online, the son eventually cleaned up. Photo / Imgur / Kerrisimo

In her final post, Kerrisimo proudly showed an image of a sparkling clean bin.

"Thanks everyone, the trash went out," she said. "My son really is surprised my first post went on the front page."

-nzherald.co.nz

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