It seems to be an accepted trade-off.
Your kids drive you nuts at times.
Then as you get older, it is your turn to drive THEM nuts. My parents (especially my dad) have taken to this role with gusto...
So, I got thinking that I should start practicing for when it is MY turn. This is how it went:
Daughter: Hey, Bladdy (she calls me that instead of Daddy these days), what's for dinner.
Me: Well it is Friday, which makes it Pizza Day. So I guess we are having pizza!
We're having pizza, because it is Pizza Day.
And it's Pizza Day because it is Friday.
We always have pizza on Friday-
because it is Pizza Day.
Because it's Friday.
And therefore Pizza Day.
Bladdy, stop it, you're scaring me!
[Quietly] So it's pizza tonight...
Roll on OLD AGE! MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!