As a (soon-to-be) mother of two, I suppose it was inevitable that I would eventually have to deal with repeatedly telling my children not to stand in front of an open refrigerator for extended periods of time. I just didn't expect it to happen when my son was only 2 years old. With a teenager, or even just an older child, you can explain to them that they should decide what they want, then open the door and find it quickly - whether or not they actually do it is another matter, but you can at least explain it to them and know that they understand. A 2-year-old has no concept of electricity, much less wasting electricity. And sometimes there really is nothing in the fridge that he wants, and I end up getting a granola bar out of the pantry for him, which is, of course, even more frustrating.
What will life be like with two teenage boys? I don't want to know.
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