In-trouble child: "I don't know. I'm really sorry. I won't do it again."
Mother: "I should hope not! When we get home, you're cleaning the entire house."
In-trouble child: "WHAT?!???! Mom, noooooo!"
Mother <waiting for break in whining; it's a long wait...>: "OK. Continuing... No video games, no TV, no fun. Nothing until that house is clean! I don't ever want you cheating again. Understand?"
In-trouble child: "But Mom...!!!!"
Mother: "Uh-uh. Nay. I'm not hearing you. That house gets cleaned. No more cheating."
In-trouble child, dreary and hating self: "Ok..."
Mother: "Oh. And P.S. - Don't do a crummy a job or you'll just be doing it again, Cinderella."