Mommy will teach you to climb a tree, even if you just lay there like a lump, sweetie.

There's nothing like a mom's quiet persistence to get a kid a-climbing. Almost everything I've ever done that I didn't want to, but my mom did, was won through her gentle nudging. And then eventually taking me by the scruff and shaking me.

This baby raccoon is an expert at the passive avoidance kids learn when there are chores or homework to be done. Say yes, but do nothing. In the end though, mom triumphs. It was for your own good, baby raccoon!

Sources: Jeffrey Reid | h/t The Daily Dot