In a similar vein to another thread on further down the page, but with a different twist.
For Parents: What things that drove you nuts when your parents said them/did them do you now do with your child…and view it as perfectly OK.
I’ll start with the simple low hanging fruit: “Do it because I said so.” Drove me crazy as a kid, but I find myself saying it regularly with my nearly 3 year old daughter who occasionally decides to give me supreme crap about doing the simplest of tasks. “Into bed…it’s time for bed.” “Nope…I’m dancing.” “Into bed, now…it’s past your bedtime.” “Why should I?” “Because I’m the dad, and I said so!”
(Usually there’s more before the I said so).
Obviously, there’s safety and responsibility type things that kids just don’t consider that adults do, but I’m more interested in the phrases/actions that really drove you bonkers, and that you just couldn’t understand why they imposed that rule, etc…