A very creative mom found a unique way to get her son to do chores. When her repeated requests to her son to take out trash didn't work, this mom turned to social media site Ingur for help.
She posted an image of her full trash can, to ingur, along with a message for her son.
“D, this is your mom. Please take out the trash!”
Then she asked readers for a little help getting her post to the front page so her son would see it.
“So my son has been lurking here and constantly has his nose in the phone reading and laughing at stuff here. He doesn’t hear me when I ask him to take the trash out. Help me get this to the front page please so maybe the trash will get taken out soon! Thank you!”
The photo went viral, bumping up to the front page of imgur. The trash can photo currently has more than 70,000 views.
Kerrisimo updated her message after her photo went viral to explain why she used social media to connect with her son.
"Thank you for helping me get this on the front page. I feel like I have to explain a few things. First I want to thank all of the funny, and up building people who commented. Second, my son is a 20 year old young man who is on the autism spectrum. He is VERY high functioning and graduated 3 years ago from high school and last year graduated from college with honors.
He is working part time in the field he chose.
He loves being online as most of his peers do. His recent place to hang out is reading the posts at Imgur....I may not be the cool mom, but I do listen to him and what is of interest and important to him.
Parenting any child you try to find ways to interact with them. Sometimes just reminding (him) doesn’t work. So I thought maybe I could get his attention and interact with him here.”
Kudos to this creative awesome mom.
And raise your hand if you are going to be sharing some pictures of say, messy bedrooms, on social media today. (Wink.)