My dad can be so mean

When I was a kid I made a promise to myself that I would never turn out like my dad.

He was so mean to me growing up and I didn’t know why he couldn’t just be nice.

He would always yell at me for changing the thermostat. If I changed the thermostat even by one degree he would come into my room and yell at me for an hour about how I was wasting money. He would even yell at me for standing in front of the fridge when I was trying to find something to eat, he thought this was wasting money too. I told myself that I would let my kids change the thermostat as much as they wanted so they could be comfortable in the house. However, now that I have two kids of my own, I have changed my tune. I try to control the thermostat as much as I can because I don’t want to waste money. It can be really expensive to have the air conditioner running all day. I really wish that it was something that kids understood, but they just want to feel comfortable in their own home. So I am trying to find ways to save energy around the house so the kids can have the air conditioner going as often as they want. It has been hard to control, but I think I have a much better relationship with my kids than I do with my dad.

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