Caring, protective, loving - parents have all the good qualities. Including sass.

Of course, it's never funny when you are at the receiving end of it, but it always makes for a great story later.

Like this one. A couple from Australia were planning a trip to a nearby place with their kids - but children being children, straight up said straight no.

couple takes out modem
Source: Facebook/Cassie Langan

To quote them - 'that's so boring, I don't want to go'.

So, in a bid to teach a lesson to their 3 'unappreciative kids', the couple decided to do something. They took out someone who they knew would be glad to go on a trip - their modem.

couple takes out modem
Source: Facebook/Cassie Langan
couple takes out modem for a trip
Source: Facebook/Cassie Langan
couple takes out modem for a trip
Source: Facebook/Cassie Langan

In a Facebook post that is now going viral, they mentioned that the 'most overworked member of the family' deserved a break from 'constant bickering' and overuse in the house.

couple takes out modem for a trip
Source: Facebook/Cassie Langan

And people are loving the idea very much.

Well, that is one way to make your point. Fighting has rarely solved anything, anyway.