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Mom Teaches Son Lesson By Sending Garbage Care Package

You're never too old to be disciplined by your parents -- just ask Connor Cox.

The Westminster College student had been visiting his parents back home when he forgot to take his trash out before heading back to school.

Of course, that misstep caused his mom to teach him a very valuable lesson. Cox, 18 years old, took to Twitter to share a photo of a box of trash his mom sent him.

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At first, he was confused AF. I mean, I would be, too. A box of TRASH? That has to be a mistake. Unfortunately for him, it wasn't a mistake. His mom actually meant to send him a box of garbage.

The tweet reads,

Thought my mom was sending me a care package... but instead, she sent me a box of trash I was supposed to take out.

Yeah, "care package" seems like a bit of an overstatement in this case!

Here's Connor Cox's original tweet about the trash-filled "care package" his mom sent him after he forgot to take the trash out.

Connor recently spoke to BuzzFeed about the package, saying,

I was thrilled, because it's like Christmas when you get mail from family when you're in college.

Whether you went away to college or you officially moved out of your parents' house after graduating, we can all agree receiving a package of necessities we're too lazy to go buy ourselves is very exciting.

Apparently, cleaning up after ourselves is far more exciting to our parents than to us!

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Connor's mom Terri also spoke to reporters, revealing,

I have raised and taught Connor better than this, and his actions deserve consequences — even if they are humorous.

The 18-year-old Westminster College student boldly admits he thought he could have gotten away with leaving a mess for his mom to clean up. He also admitted his mom effectively proved him wrong.

I guess I thought I could get away with it all and have her clean it up, but she showed me otherwise.

But wait, it gets better.

After Connor shared the photo, his sister Mackenzie joined in to clarify exactly what trash his mom Terri had sent him.

Connor went on to say he had more trash inside of his drawers in his room. He then said he and his mom laughed about the so-called "care package" of trash.

Still, mom isn't going to let Connor get away with failing to clean up after himself.

His room should be left the way it was when he came home for Christmas break, which I cleaned before he came home.

Lesson learned! I'm sure he'll never sacrifice another care package again.

Citations: Hero mom sends her son a care package full of garbage (Mashable)