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Monday, December 27, 2004

Father Sells Christmas Toys on Ebay

These must have been some really bad kids. According to the news article, the kids were being disrespectful, cursing and refused to clean up so dad told them as a threat that he would sell their toys on EBAY. One of the kids dared him to do it..the oldest of the three boys, so dad did. He put the new toys for sale on EBAY...a nintendo ds and all the games. This might be tough love but is it tooo tough? If your kids are really out of control, then it may be okay to do this. They sound like they are not appreciative of what their parents are doing for them.

HOUSTON Dec 25, 2004 — The kids were naughty, Dad put the presents on eBay instead of under the tree and Mom's been crying ever since. Now, even the tree's down.

Saturday morning was sure not to be very jolly for three brothers 9, 11 and 15 who didn't straighten up when their father told them Santa wasn't too please with their fighting, cuss words and obscene gestures.

Dad and Mom had warned their sons that the Nintendo DS video system and the three games that go with it were headed for the auction block if they didn't get their act together.

"No kidding. Three undeserving boys have crossed the line. Tonight we sat down and showed them what they WILL NOT get for Christmas this year. I'll be taking the tree down tomorrow," the man announced in his eBay posting.

"If you don't buy them, we'll return them to the store," the seller known online as magumbo 2000 reported on the site.

Thursday night, the auction wound down with bidding at $465.01 below the price the man had set. He said he would probably list the items again.

A single day of particularly bad behavior set the Christmas crackdown in motion.

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What I do is kick them in the pants with a diamond buckled shoe!
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3 Broken Heels:

Rod said...

Its a hell of a lot better than camping out on the lawn while the kids take control of the house. I would have done the the same thing this Dad did. Especially since one of the kids dared him. The nerve of that punk. I would have slapped the taste out his mouth. But that's just me.
As I tell my kids, “Toys and TV are a privilege, not a right!”

Rod said...

I almost canceled CHRISTmas for my kids too. Two days before CHRISTmas, while I'm out shopping at Sears, and my wife is taking a bath at home. My two mischievous girls (2 and 5 years old), sneak downstairs take the cold iron (with the cord wrapped up) off of the ironing board, plug it in the wall, turn it up full blast, and put it face down on the carpet. After the carpet was completely smoking, melted, and black, they pick up the piping hot iron, and put it face down on the ironing board, burning another black triangle on it. While on my way home my wife calls me in tears, telling me what our girls have done. And when I got home, I lost it. I completely turned into the Hulk (but I couldn't turn green). I yelled so much I lost my voice for 2 days, I spanked the girls (not too hard 4 swats a piece with my hand), and sent them to their room for the rest of the day. I thought of taking all $600 worth of toys we bought back, but after I calmed down I let my girls have CHRISTmas, and I did not lock the chimney so Santa couldn't come to our house. I may have been tough on them, but ever since then my girls have been so sweet and nice to us I have no guilt about turning into the Hulk.

Tinker said...

Oh NO! Rod...what a thing for them to do! I saw that news article about the parents camping out on the lawn and going on strike. I am not sure that would do anygood in the long run. I think that when kids do things that are life that or running into traffic a spanking is the only thing that really gets the meaning across that it is wrong. Strong deterrents can save a life...the house could have caught on fire, if they had chosen a flammable thing to test the iron on. In addition to those presents, I would have wrapped up some chacoal and put under the tree with a note from Santa why the charcoal was there.