Growing up many kids think that their parents are out to ruin their lives and make sure they never have any fun. I remember telling my parents many little facts about what my life would be like when I became a parent.
"I will be my child's best friend."
"I will be the cool parent."
"I will let my kids do X, Y and Z."
"My child will never tell me they hate me."
"I will never X."
"My kids will always want me around."
"My kids would never do X."
"I would never be ask strict as you guys are with me."
They used to always tell me "uh huh", "right", and "lets see how that works out for you."
As a mother of 3, let me publicly tell my parents, boy was I wrong. Mom and dad, for every door slam, eye roll and "I hate you" I humbly and deeply apologize. And remember that little saying "Paybacks are a female dog"? Right again you were.
Oh how different one's perspective changes when becoming a parent. I guess DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Price were wrong after all. "Take it from me Parents just DO understand."