As our kids get older, they become more responsible plus they make a lot more of their decisions; I do my best not to get involved in their personal choices unless it’s actually necessary.
The other day, I arrived home to find an immense box laying on our doorstep and I was reading that it was for our daughter.
I couldn’t guess anything that our daughter possibly needed that was that large, but she was gleeful about it when she got back to her house. I asked her what she ordered, plus she told me that it was a portable cooling unit. I didn’t guess I heard her right because a cooling system seemed to be an incorrect appliance for our teenage daughter to be buying. I try not to micromanage what she spends her money on, but it was incorrect due to the fact that I had never heard her complain about the temperature before. I asked her why she ordered a portable cooling system. She gave me an even stranger answer, but according to her, whenever she had sleepovers with her close friends, they were consistently complaining about the temperature of the house. I didn’t guess there was anything wrong with the temperature, but her friends seemed to know. My daughter knew better than to touch the temperature control settings, so she had to get creative. This is what led her to buying a portable cooling system. I do not like that she spent her money on this to please her friends, although I was ecstatic that she took the responsibility upon herself and she didn’t change the temperature control settings.