Please, Mom, anything but showers!

July 17th, 2012 · 30 comments

Explains a mom in Oregon: “This note was left outside the kids’ bedroom door after I sent them to a time out for pouring all of the shampoo and facewash in the entire bathroom into the bathtub. I told them I couldn’t trust them not to do that so they would have to stick to showers instead of baths for the time being.”

Man, I just love it when kids threaten their parents with the silent treatment.

Please, Mom, anything but showers!


related: An official declaration of the silent treatment

FILED UNDER: kids · most popular notes of 2012 · Mother-son notes · Oregon

30 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Mom of Three

    The silent treatment isn’t a threat, it’s a GIFT!

    Jul 17, 2012 at 5:52 pm   rating: 123  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   The Elf

      Yes, if I were that Mom I would be tempted to return the note with the addendum “Finally, some peace and quiet around here!”

      I wouldn’t actually do that. But I’d be tempted.

      Jul 18, 2012 at 10:09 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

  • #2   Mrs.Beasley

    Fortunately, Cole points out early on that this is a jest.

    But I do have some concern as to where Mom was trying to thrust the kids. Down the drain with the liquid soap?

    Jul 17, 2012 at 5:57 pm   rating: 34  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   The Elf

      Calgon, take them away!

      Jul 18, 2012 at 10:09 am   rating: 24  small thumbs up

  • #3   shesajem

    That’s why you put all that stuff up high so they can’t reach!!

    Jul 17, 2012 at 7:30 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   Jessela

      then you must not have children because the CLIMB to get what they want! On a side note all my soap comes from the dollar store now because of this same problem….although we’re getting a handle on it w/ age :P

      Jul 17, 2012 at 8:11 pm   rating: 38  small thumbs up

    • #3.2   QuietBianca

      Isn’t that the way? There is nowhere high enough in the house to keep things away from my two year old, and we simply don’t have enough drawers to lock EVERYTHING up. Not to mention the fact that parents tend to be human, and like other humans we forget sometimes. And with wee children, they WILL find that time and exploit it!
      Now I have about half a container of Vaseline I need to scrub out of my daughter’s sheets…

      Jul 17, 2012 at 8:36 pm   rating: 27  small thumbs up

    • #3.3   H for Toy

      Sometimes you run out of high places.

      Jul 17, 2012 at 10:14 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #3.4   Rebecca

      But if the soap is placed out of reach, how are they supposed to wash themselves??

      Jul 18, 2012 at 12:37 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #3.5   kermit

      With spit, like the cat does, duh

      Jul 18, 2012 at 5:48 am   rating: 37  small thumbs up

    • #3.6   The Elf

      And then we’ll wonder why the child smells like rotten tuna.

      Jul 18, 2012 at 10:17 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #3.7   kermit

      Hey, if washing with one’s own spit is good enough for the cat, it should be good enough for the kid.

      Even simpler, just leave him/her outside when it rains.

      Jul 18, 2012 at 10:47 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #3.8   Nunavut Guy

      I was scrubbed with beach sand……..I’m a white guy now.

      Jul 19, 2012 at 7:34 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

  • #4   StopCleHate

    This child has better grammar than most college students whose papers I’ve graded.

    Jul 17, 2012 at 8:10 pm   rating: 48  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   Saph

      This is sadly kind of true. A lot of people I know still haven’t figured out that two, not to or too, means 2.

      Jul 17, 2012 at 8:23 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #4.2   Purr Monster

      College students? Many PhDs can’t even spell or write. Signed, an Editor

      Jul 18, 2012 at 7:42 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #4.3   Captain Hampton

      The sad part: Cole is 24.

      Jul 18, 2012 at 2:03 pm   rating: 30  small thumbs up

  • #5   Macken

    That’s because schools actually didn’t grade them on spelling or grammar for some time, it’s not been until this year, (a full six in my state, I believe) that they began doing so again.

    Now it counts for weight as part of their overall grade.

    Jul 17, 2012 at 8:33 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

  • #6   Chinchillazilla

    “Because you siad ‘I can’t thrust you two’ but you can so let us know when you can.”

    Uh, let me know when you won’t pour out all my expensive shit?

    Jul 17, 2012 at 9:58 pm   rating: 22  small thumbs up

  • #7   tch tch

    It’s not just the toddlers that do this. My 13 year old likes to do “scientific experiments” with the lotions and potions… I blame it on Harry Potter.

    Jul 18, 2012 at 5:11 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   Pixy

      “Scientific experiments?” Doubt it. He’s wankin’.

      Jul 18, 2012 at 7:46 am   rating: 35  small thumbs up

    • #7.2   Karen

      My brother and I used to do this when we were tweens, too. Plug up the sink and mix a bunch of shit up in there. Lotion, soap, cleaning products, you name it. Ate the skin off of our hands once, but we didn’t learn. It took my brother passing out from the mixture of fumes…

      Jul 18, 2012 at 9:32 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

    • #7.3   Nunavut Guy

      How’s the meth lab going now Karen?

      Jul 19, 2012 at 7:37 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

  • #8   heimaozi

    Learn to spell, you uppity little shit.

    Jul 18, 2012 at 10:07 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

  • #9   Ash

    My brother and I did the same thing once – how else were we going to make lots and lots of bubbles to play with? We got in trouble when there were so many bubbles that they backed up and started coming up the drain in the garage after the bathtub was emptied, but it was still fun. Thanks for bringing back that funny memory! :)

    Jul 18, 2012 at 12:51 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

  • #10   Zsa

    Do you know how to get the dried up toothpaste plug out of the tube?
    Do you know what bleach-based cleaners do to the memory-foam bath mat?
    Do you know how to shorten your shower by mixing the shampoo and conditioner together?
    If the answer is no- ask my kid.

    Jul 18, 2012 at 2:05 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   Zsa

      Put the tube on the floor and jump.
      Melts it.
      It is NOT by dumping enough shampoo in to top off the partially used conditioner bottle.

      Jul 18, 2012 at 2:09 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

  • #11   BrookeDiz

    Cool notepaper!

    Jul 18, 2012 at 6:26 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

  • #12   Poltergeist

    Good call Mom. If I had a child who requested that I thrust him, I would refuse as well. We’d then spend the next few weeks taking the Rorschach test over and over until I could get some kind of clue as to where the hell I went wrong.

    Jul 22, 2012 at 12:37 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

  • #13   Tsuki

    My friend and I tried to make scented lotion back when we maybe 11 or 12. We took rose petals and mashed, cut, and smushed them and then added the mess to lotion. It did not turn out as nice as we wanted.

    Jul 24, 2012 at 10:12 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up


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