Monday, April 23, 2012
At night he turns it off and by 3am we're all a bunch of icepops. I just went out and bought feather down duvets and covers for the kids because I was afraid they were freezing at night. Lo - they are now sleeping through the night due to the fact they are not waking up shivering. Which means, I too can sleep through the night (unless there is an unfortunately wee accident, someone loses his blankie or pacifier - then I must get up to cease the crying).
Yesterday, it was a case of off/on/off/on. The boiler was just serviced but I still worry it's going to break. He thinks we don't need it on all the time. I disagree. It's driving me crazy. When we went away for a few days two weeks ago, he turned it off. It was freezing in here for hours until it could warm up enough to take off jumpers/sweaters and relax. My hands were just red and sore from being cold.
I'm tired of it and yet a conversation will quickly escalate into a battle. I want to get a lockbox around the thermostat but that would probably cause a nuclear assault. Just because he overheats doesn't mean that I should remain cold, bundled up with a red nose and aching ears.
Unfortunately, the kids don't mind the cold (the little traitors) so Fen factors that into his argument. I've tried splitting the difference and just turning it down - nope. He still turns it completely off. Then I turn it on - all the way to 11.
Summer cannot come soon enough so this can be put to rest for a few months. I seriously am at my wits end over it. I didn't work my tail off, get married, have a family, move to London just to be cold. It has to stop.