Luckily, being Canadian, cost isn't an issue - but is probably why we have this going on. With cost out of the way our governing folks can think up lots of ways to waste money! I like the headphones idea - we will try that. @valerie k - Both Mom and I have been very clear that we will not send our son to college unless he can manage this himself. I still have to bug him to brush his teeth so I know that I will have to chase him about this as well.