I remember when I was younger, my parents didn’t have much money.
Even though they didn’t have much money, they did everything they could to give my siblings and I a great life.
Right now, I have a loving family and a secure job, so I would say they did a great job. But, there were some things I didn’t have back then, that I am making sure that my kids have now. One of those was an air conditioning system. We once had an HVAC unit, but when it broke, my parents couldn’t afford an A/C installation fee. Because of this, summer became a real issue. In winter, we usually just wore jackets and other warm clothes, but it’s a lot harder to cool off when you’re hot. This led to a lot of fighting between my siblings and I, as we would fight for things such as the shower, hose and kiddie pool, anything to stay cool. Believe it or not, those fights could get pretty brutal, as I had one of my teeth knocked out while attempting to race to the shower. But man, those cold showers were paradise. Nowadays, I make sure my kids have available air conditioning 24/7. No, it wouldn’t kill them to experience a little or cold every now and then, but based on my experiences of being without a heating and cooling system, I prefer that they don’t. My kids don’t realize how lucky they are to have a working heater and A/C machine, because otherwise they would probably be doing all of the same things my siblings and I once did.