Sometimes parents have to do crazy things to get their kids to behave. And look, parenting isn’t an easy task, so before you judge one mom’s story too harshly, understand that she really, really, really just needed her kid to get into the dang bathtub.
Over at the Facebook page Mommie Mania, a recirculated photo (it first emerged in 2019) shows the lengths of what one mom did to get her kid to take a bath: She photoshopped cockroaches onto him as he slept in an effort to scare him into the water.
😭😭😭😭😭"He didn't want to take a bath, so I took a picture while he was sleeping and edited it with cockroaches. Now he takes a bath 10 times a day." -Genius Mom of BoysPosted by Mommie Mania on Tuesday, August 20, 2019
The caption simply said: “He didn’t want to take a bath, so I took a picture while he was sleeping and edited it with cockroaches. Now he takes a bath 10 times a day.”‘
That would probably get us into the bath, too.
It seems the Internet is divided regarding this mother’s strategy. Some people thought she was doing God’s work — and had some trick-up-their-sleeve stories of their own.
One mom even wanted to learn how to use Photoshop so she could scare her kids, too:
One particular story got a huge reaction out of people. Let’s say this mom used a controversial method of getting her point across…
On the other hand, people thought that this mother was essentially traumatizing her kid…and leading him down the path of OCD.
Obviously, there were some pretty righteous comments, too:
But people came to the mother’s defense, saying that sometimes parents have to try creative things when raising a child. No one is perfect — and this seemed harmless enough: