Son won’t help me install thermostat until I study the manual

Sometimes my kids entirely drive me crazy.

  • They suppose that they are so smart & they use it against me.

I wish that I hadn’t forced them to become such well-read, well-rounded children throughout their upbringing. Maybe, then they would be a little more grateful & less smart-assy with me. Unluckyly, this has not been the case with my youngest child & his entitled attitude. A few months ago I had a easy request for him – I asked if he could help me to install a smart thermostat in my home instead of the outdated plastic dial thermostat that I had been using for 30 years. I thought it would be undoubtedly easy for him to help me research & install a new temperature control unit for the central heating & cooling system. He is, after all, a ipad scientist. It should be no issue for him to understand the technical requirements for the smart thermostats & hastily wire it to the air conditioner & forced air furnace. Too excruciating for me, my extremely intelligent child has decided that he does not want to be burdened with helping his mom with indoor air quality control. Namely, he does not want to be responsible for programming or resetting the thermostat after it’s installed. My child insists that he will not install the smart thermostat until I can pass a quiz designed around the smart thermostat manual. I suppose that it’s silly when he could simply teach me what the smart thermostat manual tells him. At this point, my friend and I are in a standoff & my air quality keeps getting worse.
cooling technician