But now that I am a young adult I have a better understanding.
  1. Picking me up late from school or practice.
    I now know how unpredictable traffic can be.
  2. Getting in trouble for not coming to the dinner table when the food is ready.
    I will cook for roommates and/or friends and they won't get food immediately. I can't help but get slightly frustrated.
  3. using Italian as their way of 'keeping information from the kids' ... dinner table conversations in English, a side glance from Mum to Dad and then Italian and then back to English. It was so frustrating!
    Suggested by @jessicaz
  4. Yelling your name from across the house while also chastising you for doing the same.
    It still frustrates me to this day
    Suggested by @reverendfowler
  5. Being forced to go to bed at a reasonable hour
    Now I wish I had someone to force me to do that!
    Suggested by @karlalucia
  6. Telling me to drink more water.
    Um mom I know I used to get mad about this but can you call me and remind me of this everyday now???
    Suggested by @sarahmccoy
  7. Babying me.
    But now I love it! Being an adult is hard and sometimes having Mom take care of you is just what you need!
    Suggested by @MissJess
  8. Not letting me wear pool floaties on my feet!
    I thought it would be so fun to just float upside down and no ever explained to me why I couldn't do that. Took me years to realize I'd die if I did it! I had to wear them on my arms as you see in this professional photo shoot above.
    Suggested by @Boogie
  9. Making me eat three meals a day and limit my snacks
    Also making me eat healthy meals. I need this in my life right now.
    Suggested by @karlalucia
  10. Not letting me go all over the neighborhood by myself. Rare for a parent in the 80s! All my friends could go anywhere, but not me.
    Now that I have kids, I totally get it and I'm the parent that doesn't let my kids go all over the place!
    Suggested by @hillary79
  11. Not playing golf
    I used to get so mad that my dad was gardening on the weekends(soccer games, playing ball with us, parenting, etc.) instead of golfing like "real dads."
    Suggested by @jennifergster
  12. Cleaning my room when I wasn't home. My mother did this periodically and always acted like it was some huge favor to me. I hated it because after she cleaned I had no idea where anything was. When my crap was strewn all about, I knew where every single toy was.
    Suggested by @pili_ervin