What is it with some people not showing proper respect to their parents/elders? I would never dream of speaking to my father in a disrespectful tone but my daughters do it with their father and my sister has done it to our father and it really pisses me off. I was raised to always show respect for those who are older than me and of course to my parents, I have never ever spoken back to either of my parents but Tim has done it to his parents but would never dream of doing it to my parents maybe that is because my parents have always treated him with respect.
I think the reason my girls have done it to both me and their dad is something to do with their generation, they seem to think they have the right to question why we would punish them when they were children which also pissed me off, we I was a child the words “because I said so” were enough I would never have said “but why” like my daughters would. Also they saw their dad arguing with his father and maybe thought that if he could do it why couldn’t they.
Now as parents their view has changed and “because I said so” is good enough because they are the ones using that phrase to their child.
Now let’s move onto my sister she is a grown woman and like me was raised to never talk back to her parents, she also is old enough to know that parents should be respected, well if you have the type of parent that deserves respect which we do. Maybe it is because she is a grown woman she thinks she can talk back to them or voice her opinion in a disrespectful manner, but I do not agree.
Yes both parents can be frustrating at times but hell they are people and all people can be annoying or frustrating at times, however, they are your parents and great parents at that who have always treated all of their children and their children’s partners with nothing but respect. So act your age and show them the respect the deserve.