A MUM has sparked outrage on social media after sharing photos of her extremely organised pantry with a set of ‘aggressive’ rules for her children to follow.
The Australian mum shared snaps of her cupboard on Facebook to highlight her organisational skills, but instead the rules pinned to the door led to thousands of people outraged.
The picture posted of the cleaning-mad mum shows a perfectly organised pantry, with items labelled, kept in jars and baskets and kid-friendly snacks all within reach.
However, she wrote on the blackboard on the door: “Pantry rules: Don’t ask me where everything is cos (sic) I labelled everything. I spent two days organising this pantry.
“If you mess it up I WILL CUT YOU. With much love, mum.”
And while the mum claimed the board was clearly a joke, many others believed she’d taken it one step too far by threatening her little ones.
“I’d never put a sign up like that for my children to read,” one disappointed mother commented. “I don’t get why people think that it’s funny.”
Another agreed: “My jaw dropped when I read ‘I will cut you’ – that is actually disgusting. I’m pretty sure those kind of threats could warrant a visit from child protection.”
“Well that’s one way to keep your pantry tidy,” said another. “Don’t put any food in there and threaten the children when they come looking for something to eat.”
While another simple claimed: “Unpopular opinion, but I hate signs like these. This woman needs to calm down.”
Others also noted that there was barely anything to eat in the cupboard, joking that not only was ‘cutting’ a worry for the children, but that they might starve anyway.
“Is that pantry just to store decorative pineapples and boxes?” one joked. “By the looks of the pantry my kids would starve a very slow death. Where’s the food?”
A woman added: “That’s not a pantry, it’s a glorified linen cupboard that’s been attached to the kitchen. Pantries actually have food in them, not just apples and spices.”
And despite many disliking her ‘aggressive’ signpost, some mums admitted that they were jealous of the very organised room.
“I mean, pantry goals right there,” one man thought. “I need this woman to come and organise my pantry for me because mine is a fail compared to this.”
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