My family likes to give me a hard time about stuff.
It’s cool because I used to give my old man a hard time as well.
I think it just goes with the dad territory actually. I don’t mind at all being the butt of a joke or having my wife and kids razz me over the stuff I do. But, I do tend to get a bit grumpy when it comes to just blatant disrespect. Now, my wife and kids don’t outwardly disrespect me but sometimes their behavior does. One big thing that gets to me is the HVAC. Our house is fairly big and very comfortable by any measure. My kids don’t really know any better but my wife and I sure do. I worked and sacrificed a lot to provide this life. There isn’t much I ask in return other than to respect what they have. The HVAC costs, especially during the summer months, are fairly egregious. That’s why I go to great lengths to alleviate the load on the HVAC. I installed automatic blinds to prevent the direct sun exposure from heating up the house. Most nights I grill outside in order to not use the range or the over. I even bought everyone stand up fans to use in their rooms during the heat of the day. But, my family will leave doors open. Like wide open for hours at a time. This makes me see red. Last week, my cork popped on it and I unloaded on everyone when I came home. I also left them all the monthly electric bill to figure out how to pay.