The kids broke the thermostat throwing the football indoors

My wife and I went to a wedding last Saturday and there were no kids allowed.

  • Instead of getting a sitter, we decided to leave the kids home alone.

Our three children are 15, 12, and 9. I honestly thought they were old enough to stay at home alone without getting into trouble. I was absolutely wrong. While we were gone, the kids decided to throw the football around indoors. They broke the thermostat in the hallway. I don’t know how the accident occurred, but there was no AC in the house when we came home from the wedding. Since the thermostat was broken, the machine could not talk to the AC to tell it to turn on and off. The kids were all sitting quietly in the living room when we walked through the front door. I knew there was a problem when I saw all of their faces. It was also extremely warm inside of the house when we got home. My oldest son described the events that took place in the house and it seemed very clear how the thermostat got broken. I didn’t say a lot to the kids about the broken temperature control machine, but my wife and I knew it was going to be a while before we could actually trust them to be alone in the house again. I love all three of my kids, but they have a lot to learn about being responsible. They could have really damaged something in the house that was valuable. We were thankful it was only the thermostat and now the antique vase from 300 AD.

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