The thing about raising kids is that, from the first moment they arrive - they try to buck the system.
They want to be in charge. Always. Think that those in authority above them - teachers, parents, grandparents - have no idea what life is all about. They want to sleep when they want, eat what they want, wear what they want, do what they want.
And I get it. It's human nature. It's, if you pardon the Disneyesque segue -
The Circle of Life.
You are born. You grow up, pushing against structure and boundaries, always desperate for more! quicker! down with authority! I know better than anyone!
And then, finally, blessedly, you grow up. You get out on your own, away from all of the constraints and prisons, the walls and locks that keep you down and keep you contained
and you realize that those locks and walls, those parental restrictions, they were't suppressing you -
they were keeping you safe.
And not that any of us necessarily want to go back to childhood -
but it sure would be easier to not feel as if we are pounding our heads on brick walls every.single.solitary.day.