Introducing The F@#ket Bucket
Thanks to Facebook feeling that it knows me better than I know myself; a parent hack recently appeared in my news feed that seems to have caught on with mums and dads everywhere…
We all know that asking your kids to clean up after themselves can leave you feeling frustrated and like a broken record, so one mum has come up with an interesting solution; The aptly named if not a little naughty – F@#ket Bucket!
Jessica McGinty, a mum-of-three who blogs at Mishmash Moments, shared a photo on Facebook with five different coloured buckets that had toys in them.
“Today I got the kids fucket buckets™️,” she captioned the photo. “If [my kids] leave toys laying around, it goes in their bucket. If it’s still there at bedtime it goes in the bin because fucket if I’m cleaning it up.”
McGinty’s hack resonated with parents and soon went viral around the world, with many parents stating that it was something they were going to implement in their households.
“If I started this, they would be full at the end of every day,” one mother wrote. “But I like the idea of doing this. Might try and use it with my two boys and give them rewards if they manage to reduce the amount of toys they leave around!”
Others, while they liked the sentiment, said they wouldn’t be throwing toys out. “Love this, don’t know about chucking toys in the bin though, what a waste of money! I’d think of doing some sort of reward system if they do empty them.”
My partner and I have decided that we are going to give this a try at home but do find ourselves agreeing with many other parents that throwing the toys away would be extreme; (I think that Jessica McGinty’s comments were meant to be taken tongue in cheek) we have instead decided that toys left in the buckets at the end of the day will be placed in Toy-land jail until they are bailed out by doing little chores around the house.
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