Modem Family: Parents Take Internet On ‘Boring’ Holiday To Teach Kids A Lesson

An Aussie couple thought their kids would be excited to go on a day trip but, instead, they were met with moans and groans. So the parents invited another hard-working member of the household instead ... their modem.

Cassie Langan said she and her husband Chris had a weekend off and wanted to take the kids on a day trip to Warrnambool, Victoria.

“It's not often that we are all home at the same time, so Chris and I thought we'd take the kids on a day trip to Warrnambool to go to the model train show that was on there, as hubby and the boys love trains,” Langan told 10 daily.

However, her kids responded with, "that’s so boring, I don’t want to go".

“Our 17-year-old daughter refused to go and our 10-year-old son had a tantrum listing all the reasons why it was unfair that we were making him go."

The savvy parents explained in a viral Facebook post how they came up with an idea to teach their kids a lesson.

Modem enjoyed long walks on the beach. Image: Cassie Langan

“Chris and I decided that instead of taking three unappreciative kids out, we let the ones who didn't want to go stay home and took our most overworked family member for a well-deserved day out …our modem," Langan wrote.

That left the kids at home as they had desired but without internet access. To further the lesson on gratitude, Cassie and Chris took photos of ‘Modem’ enjoying the holiday.



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“Modem had a fantastic day not being used by the kids and it was lovely not to listen to constant bickering."

However, their 13-year-old son did reluctantly opt to go on the trip.

“The only complaining was Evan being mortified that we took our modem out in public!”

It was a little embarrassing for their son who did go on the trip. Photo: Cassie Langan

“When we got home our 17-year-old she was so bored she actually cleaned her room and spent time with her younger brother.

“When I showed my 10-year-old the photos he said that 'it’s not fair, you hate me and love the modem more', and stormed off to his room!” Cassie said.

Perhaps their kids will think twice next time they're invited to spend quality time together.

“There is so much on social media at the moment about politics, bushfires and people having a hard time in general that I thought if my post brightened one person's day, it would be worth it.

“As for my kids after the post went viral...they finally see the funny side."