My kids are constantly complaining about the temperature in our house. They want to be in charge of the thermostat, but since there are four of them, letting them touch the thermostat controls would be a colossal mistake. All of them have different ideas about what the ideal temperature should be inside of our house. Two of them like it cold – my oldest wants it to feel like the polar tundra in here, since she’s hot all the time. My second child also likes it cold, but not quite as cold as her sister. She’s always walking around in shorts and tank tops, even when the outside temperature is below freezing. She never wants to hear the heat kick on and she covers up the heating vents in her room because she says it keeps her room cooler. Now, my other two kids are what I call “freeze-babies.” They are constantly asking me to turn on the heat because it feels like an indoor blizzard in the house. I don’t understand why they won’t just put on a sweatshirt and fuzzy socks to combat the colder temperature in the house because I’m certainly not cranking up the thermostat because they are a little bit chilly. When it’s winter, you should expect to dress a little bit more warmly, even if you are inside the house. Wear some slippers of a sweater, for Pete’s sake. There are lots of people living in this house, and the furnace and the air conditioner cannot possibly cater to the wishes of everyone! Our heating and air conditioning expenses are already very high, and I’m not about to make them higher just because of some whining!