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How to get a teenager to clean their room.



"Mom, now that I have finished my studies, can I have the i-pad that you put away?"

"I'll just give it to you."

15 minutes later.

"Mom, can i have the i-pad?"

"Yes. Wait."

10 minutes later.

"Mom , you said I could have the i-pad. Can you at least tell me, where you hid it?"

"I will give it to you."

12 minutes later.

"Mom, please can I have the i-pad?"

"Yes. I will. Will do it in a bit."

10 minutes later.

"MOM--are you even listening to me? Or are you in a zombie mode?"

"Shhh..I am reading. Let me finish this"

5 minutes later

"Mom--are you done? I pad please?"

"I am not yet done. 5 minutes. I promise."

5 minutes later.

"Mom--five minutes are over."

"Oh is it?  Just coming."

"MOM- I  want the I-pad. PLEASE!"

"Now you know exactly how I feel when I ask you to clean your room."

"AAAAAAAAAARGH."



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Comments

  1. My mom had pulled this trick on me some time back! XD

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    1. please tell your mom that i love her :)

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  2. I was anticipating that her mother will request her daughter to clean the room in return for the pad , and but I loved the ending :)

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  3. I thought it would be something like --I have kept it under the pile of clothes, you can fold them up and get it and later Oh , actually under the books u have left astray but this was too good.

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  4. hi preeti,this is avinash....i dont know from where to start but yes..i wanted to
    read your book "life is what you make it" from a long time but only managed to
    complete it yesterday morning.....i cant explain the way this book has inspired me
    to look life in such a new way and my thinking has totally changed after reading
    it....when i was reading the book i was totally involved in it as if im in ankitha's
    place...i just wanted to say THANK YOU for bringing a change in me and i only paid
    50 bugs for the book though it cannot be rated.and pardon me for my bad english im
    working on it...hope u reply thank you.....

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    1. Thanks a lot Avinash. I am really glad you liked it.
      I hope you like my other books too :)
      The new one will be out in the next ten days! :)

      And the quality of your English is not as important as what you have to say! :)

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    2. Thanks a lot preeti for replying...looking forward to read your new books...

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  5. Anonymous10:30 AM

    HAHA! Nice one.... :)

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  6. Anonymous10:34 AM

    you can also apply the same technique to your spouse..
    but just once or twice, third time it will lead to an argument... :P
    tried and tested!!

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  7. A practical way which I have tried earlier.The ending is good here.

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  8. Anonymous9:51 PM

    I dont know how I am start with you.
    But after reading all your books my life changes vry lot.
    From ur writing I had to motive to lived my life,to value my parets love...

    I send you many emails about on me to you.check it.thanx fr giving my direction of life.from urs motivated I m start my Blog also

    rly u r mine ideal of mine life.


    I M LAUGHING AT MY LIFE


    sry fr english

    Exited to read ur next book.



    All the best of ur life


    frm love and live every moment of my life
    ANISHA

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  9. Moms have solutions for everything! :p

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  10. Hahahaaaaa....good one;-D.
    [filing it away for future use]

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  11. Good one.. You should write a book with such tips / tricks and parenting mantras / gyaan .. Trust me! It will be a best seller in no time :) .. Loved this post.. Nischala

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  12. I should say I loved your room and also the trick :)

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  13. My life has changed after reading you two books"the secret wish list" and Life is what you make it".thanks a lot. Your way of writing is unique. I should say that I have read lot of books both Indian and foreign authors, but your books are different. While reading your books, there is different happiness and understanding of life.My prayers are with you always.................

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  14. I loved both of your books i.e. 34 bubble....as well as life is.....both are unparalleled pieces ....

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  15. I loved both of your books i.e. 34 bubble....as well as life is.....both are unparalleled pieces ....

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  16. You got an awesome storytelling skills...keep it up.

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