My daughter recently asked us to get her a pretty unusual birthday gift.
Instead of asking for new shoes or a fancy purse or something like that, she asked us to get her a new smart thermostat system for her apartment.
It actually made me feel pretty proud that she was acting like a grown up for once. She was actually asking for something that’s more practical and not so silly. I think that is a good sign that she is finally growing up a little bit. My husband and I were actually worried about the fact that she might never grow up at all! For the longest time, all that she would ever ask for was dumb stuff, and we felt dumb for even purchasing it for her. Now that she has moved out into her own place, though, I think she is starting to realize the value of a dollar. The fact that she wanted us to get her a new smart thermostat really makes me feel proud of her. She said that she wants a new smart thermostat because she knows that it will help her save money on her heating and cooling bills every month. The fact that she is thinking ahead and worrying about the heating and cooling bills in her apartment actually gives me hope for the future for her. I am happy to purchase a new smart thermostat for her, since it’s something that will end up being really useful to her in the future and it will improve the indoor air quality in her apartment in the short term, too.