When parents ground their children, it's usually for a set amount of time or the eternally dreaded "until I say so." No one said it was a fair system; that's just how the world works.
However, one particularly enterprising mother realized that by using this strategy, she was missing out on oodles and oodles of free labor.
After grounding her children for being late to school, a blogger who normally posts about cakes posted a picture of a points system she instituted to allow them to work off the punishment.
Basic tasks, like watering plants and emptying the garbage, will net them 10 points, but if the goal is to end the punishment as quickly as possible they'll have to do more daunting tasks, like laundry and cooking dinner.
Depending on your age, this is either a brilliant parenting strategy or cruel and unusual punishment.
If you fall into the last category, I hope you remembered to ask your parents before logging online. It'd be a shame if you were grounded.
H/T: Huffington Post, Photo Courtesy: Crazy About Cakes