Episode aired: 9/13/2011
The Bruce/Rumsey family has gotten the toughest dose of “Tough Love” they have ever seen. I made both of my middle school children sit and watch this episode with me so that they can see, they are not the only kids in America to do chores.
There is 7-kids in a household which can create a lot of chaos when everyone is not carrying their own weight and being wasteful. Todd and Laura agreed that the children were taking advantage of their generosity and got fed up. Todd seemed to be ticked when he came home and the kitchen was a mess the living-room needed some picking up among other things. The kids were not keeping up with chores and Todd was pissed.
He then told the children that they were going to in so many words “Pay-To-Stay”. The kids took it lightly at first. Heather even went into a little disrespectful tone by telling Todd to stop being a “little B*@ch”. When the kids realized their personal money was being taken, and got a taste of the real world, is when it got serious. Todd went as far as having the kids sleep in tents outside in the backyard.
The kids did finally kick into full gear and start doing the chores and getting a better understanding of money and respecting the fact that is everybody’s house, so everybody should treat the house with respect, by assisting in keeping the house in order.
Although, things got a little heated at times, the lesson was definitely learned. I really love this family. You can always expect the unexpected, with this family, but they certainly always seem to stick together.
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