Since when did parents... stop BEING parents?
I hear stories pretty frequently about how the child in a parent's life is allowed to make the choices for the whole household, and I'm just aghast. Here's just some examples, based on things I've seen/heard, etc.:
If I tried to tell my mom what we were or were not having for dinner, or threw a fit about what she was fixing, you know what happened? I got to wait till breakfast to eat, and if I was lucky, mom didn't serve me the meal from the night before, cold. Also, if my mom put it on my plate, I was required to at least try it, and while my mom did placate a lot of my food tastes as a child (I didn't like sandwiches on regular bread, but I was more than happy if it was on a pita), she was still the parent.
If I tried to backtalk my mom when she said for me to clean my room, she'd dump all the drawers out, take everything out of my closet, etc. I would then have an hour to clean my room, and anything left on the floor would go to Goodwill. Only took once.
What am I trying to say here? Who knows, really. Guess I'm just learning what kind of parent I will turn out to be. Can't wait for the day my kid says "MOOOOOOOOOOOMMM, you're just old fashioned."