A protective mum has been hung out to dry online after she shared her sleepover ‘contract’ with her 10-year-old’s friends to Instagram, only to have it go viral on Reddit.
The US-based woman wrote up the bizarre list of conditions for her son and his friends before organising a sleepover at their home.
It includes such stipulations as ‘no touching, or tickling, and no getting dressed in front of others’.
"Touching/tickling of other people will result in immediate physical separation that could remain in place until pick up time,” the screenshot of the contract reads.
“This means we keep our hands to ourselves and off of each other.”
“Changing of clothes will be done independently and in a private space,” it continues.
Other banned activities include ‘excessive noise’, be it emanating from a device or a person, and complaining.
“You wait to have my attention and acknowledgement before you start speaking to me,” she instructs the primary-school-aged children.
The contract includes an official sign off, and acknowledgment of the contract as a binding document.
“If my behaviour falls below Ms (censored)’s standards then future playdates and sleepovers might not occur again without serious consideration and stipulation,” the contract finishes, with a line provided for the children to make their mark.
The mind-boggling pseudo-legal document attracted a flurry of ridicule online, with commentators questioning the mum’s motivation and expectations of children.
"This woman's a wackjob and I can only imagine further lunacy would occur during the sleepover,” one person wrote.
"I have kids games day at my house, and I talk to the parents and kids about house rules… but this is very odd," a mum shared.
"This lady's kids are going to have NO friends,” another warned.
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