Mum's plan to confiscate kids' phones and tablets backfires in a HUGE way 1 year ago

Mum's plan to confiscate kids' phones and tablets backfires in a HUGE way

Oh dear.

One mum's plans to confiscate her kids' cellphones and iPads backfired in a spectacular way after they took revenge on her

Mum-of-four Michelle Gigger wanted to try and prevent her kids from playing on their phones an tablets into the early hours of the morning.

So she decided that the best way to make sure everyone got a sound night's sleep was to keep the electronics in her room.

And it may have worked. Possibly.

We'd imagine so, actually.

If it wasn't for the fact that her four kids - aged between 8 and 13 years old - got their revenge, that is.

Michelle wrote on Twitter:

"I collect all cell phones and iPads from the kids at night and keep them in my room.

"Last night those little ***holes all set alarms to go off at various times throughout the night.

"I’m impressed with their ingenuity and team effort. They’re all grounded."

Plenty of people - parents and non-parents alike - were able to see the funny side.

But some others took offence to the mum's effort to keep her kids from becoming sleep deprived.

One person wrote:

"Imagine having a parent this uptight. My mom used to text me stuff at night when she’d remember something and didn’t wanna get up."

Michelle soon took to the social media platform to defend herself, writing:

"If “uptight” means making sure my 4 kids ages 8-13 aren’t being idiots on their devices at 2 am, I’ll be the uptightiest uptight mom I can be."

Someone else quipped, "Sounds like trust issues to me."

And Michelle was quick to reply:

"Sounds like they’re 8-13 to me."