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Dad Uses Alternative Methods To Teach Kids A Lesson

Reported by: Send eMail Kaylin Searles
Reported: Jun. 18, 2014 11:10 AM EDT
Updated: Jun. 18, 2014 12:15 PM EDT
Craigslist Photo
Craigslist Photo

Boston, Mass.

Most people could say that they have been embarrassed by their Dad, at least once, but maybe not on a platform where everyone can see.

One Dad used craigslist to go out of his way to teach his children a lesson. If you live in the Boston area and have $350, you just might be able to help this Dad out, and also be the new owner of a neglected trampoline that has clearly caused him a lot of heartache over the last two years and any parent can see why.

"They begged. Pleaded. Told me how they'd use it EVERY day," he writes on Craigslist, advertising the toy. "How our house would become THE place to hang out. We had a hot tub. And a basketball court. And a fire pit. And a hammock. But if we had THIS, well, we'd be rock stars. Plus, since I 'messed up their lives' by moving them here in middle school, I owed them at least this much."

After caving in to buying the trampoline, the Dad writes, he saw this three teens jump with glee – once.

"Then I watched from my window as the summer turned to fall and the fall turned to winter and the flurries came down and the snowmen went up and the rain came down and the flowers came up and spring turned to summer and I watched even still from the window, waiting, just waiting, for someone, anyone, to use that . . . trampoline even once more," he writes. "Oh please, please, just once."

Dad writes once the neglected contraption is sold, he hopes to make room for plants, and plainly states, “My kids suck.”

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