Sometimes you have to take drastic measures when it comes to saving money.
I usually let my kids do pretty much whatever they want, as long as it’s within reason.
I don’t really ever hover over them or anything like that. I almost always let them have the run of the house and so whenever I have to put my foot down about something or other, it always seems to be a really big deal to them. That’s what happened last week when I finally had to do something drastic about our heating and cooling system. For the longest time, the kids have been messing around with the settings on our programmable thermostat. I keep telling them to leave my temperature settings alone because it messes up my pre programmed thermostat and I have it set just the way I like it. I want it just like I have the settings programmed so that I can get the most out of our heating and cooling system. However, my kids think that they know better than I do when it comes to just about everything, including the thermostat settings! They keep raising and lowering the temperature to whatever they think it should be at any given time and I have completely had it with them. I finally bought one of those locking plastic covers and I put the key on a necklace that I’m never going to take off! I know it’s a drastic solution, but I don’t care. I am sick of them changing the thermostat settings without asking me first.