Sometimes, kids are just so ungrateful. You want to take a trip with them to spend some quality time, and they'd rather stay home or see their pals. But one set of parents came up with an ingenious solution - and took a different family member on their trip instead...

Cassie Langan, a mom from Australia, has gone viral this week.

"We asked our kids if they would like to go on a day trip to Warrnambool today," she explained on Facebook.

"We were met with the response ‘that’s so boring, I don’t want to go.'"

"Chris and I decided that instead of taking 3 unappreciative kids out, we let the ones who didn’t want to go stay home."

"We took our most overworked family member for a well deserved day out ... our modem."

"Modem had a fantastic day not being used by the kids and it was lovely not to listen to constant bickering." And the pictures are absolutely hilarious.

Hitting the road.

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Modem never complains about long car journeys!

Stopping for a snack.

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He's also not a fussy eater!

Stop off at the beach.

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Modem loves to feel the sun on his ... casing.

Museum visit.

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Modem never moans about being bored.

Amusement arcade.

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Modem is always a good sport.

Stopping for lunch.

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Modem has impeccable table manners.

Fun at the playground.

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He's really good at taking turns.

Chilling out.

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You don't have to remind Modem to put on his sunscreen.

What's even better?

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You don't have to keep an eye on him in case he wanders off!


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Modem is excellent at sharing.

Chilling with seagulls.

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Modem plays nicely with animals.

At the park.

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He also loves the simpler things in life.

On the swings.

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He's also fearless when it comes to things like heights.

On the boardwalk.

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Modem never complains about having his picture taken.

Watching the sunset.

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He's the perfect companion with which to share a special moment.

Home again...

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What a beautiful day spent making memories!

Posing with souvenirs.

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There's nothing like quality time spent with loved ones, after all! Want more parent content? Scroll on for the real differences between moms and dads.