Mom's Epic Thermostat Note Is Perfect for Kids Who Keep Turning Up the Damn Heat

Autumn Brandon is one funny mom with a message for those trying to change her thermostat

Even if you don't watch Game of Thrones and are clueless as to what it means to be #TeamStark, please know this: Winter is coming. And just because homes will need warmth does not give kids the right to turn up the heat -- costing parents a small fortune in the process. Mom Autumn Brandon's hilarious thermostat note to her family is the perfect reminder to keep it real and save a buck this season.


This Michigan mom won the Internet with her witty and no-nonsense shortlist of "instructions" for turning on the thermostat.

And if there was ever any doubt in her kids' minds, they likely would be better off layering up than messing with the settings.

Take a look.

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In case you can't read the note, here's what it says:

Unles[s] you answer YES to all of these ... DO NOT TURN ON THE HEAT !!!

Are you wearing a hoodie, pants, [and] socks?

Is it November?

Do you pay the gas bill?


Seeing Autumn's note took me back to my childhood. I couldn't catch a break at home, as having the heat at 70 degrees was a rare occurrence. My mom stocked our home with enough blankets and slippers to keep a small army warm.

But if you so much as thought about messing with the heat?

Oh, game over.

I never understood why my mother was such a thermostat warden until I grew up and started living on my own.

And yeah, that heat bill is no joke.

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I totally get Autumn's humor. She's not trying to be mean and is likely hoping to preempt her children from doing something -- like making the entire house feel like a July day -- that would cost her family so much.

All I know is Mom's message has been received loud and clear, haha.

Thanks for the inspiration.


Image via Autumn Brandon/Facebook

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