Sometimes a mom's just gotta be a harda$$. You register for an online computer game and IGNORE THE AGE RESTRICTIONS...you are SO grounded from the computer for WaYYYYYY longer than YOU think is reasonable. (Even though if you'd have ASKED, one of us would have been happy to sign you up, kiddo.)
You don't like dinner OR a peanutbutter jelly sandwich? Well then, enjoy your rumbly stomach, kid.
Your BORED???? OK, Kid, howsabouts doing some laundry!
And so it goes.