My Mom was genuinely strict! At the time that was common.
He ruled the home with an iron fist, as well as that isn’t to say it was mean, it just meant he had a set of rules that he enforced 100% of the time.
He was a military vet, from 16 years in the Marines, so he was a man of discipline, but not a man of violence. He never hit us, or even yelled at us, however he always enforced his rules. The two of us had to get wonderful grades, get lots of exercise, as well as watch our language around adults. The two of us were forbidden from ever touching the thermostat! Once my sibling as well as I got into a fight right next to the thermostat, as well as almost tore it off the wall, as well as after that things got worse. Mom put a locking plexiglass dome over the thermostat, as well as had the only key to unlock it; Now he would let the home get tepid just as a punishment! My siblings as well as I decided to pool our allowance currency, as well as whatever savings the people I was with and I had, to buy a small, window-mounted air conditioning component for our dining room. This way the people I was with and I could determine our own level of cooling, as well as wouldn’t have to fight with Mom about it. It worked out good for a few weeks, as well as then Mom brought us a utility bill as well as said the people I was with and I had to pay for our own cooling. Air conditioning uses a lot of power, which is why he never wanted us messing around with the thermostat. Now that the people I was with and I had our own AC the people I was with and I had to keep paying for it every month!