That doesn't mean I can't look back nostalgically to a gentler, easier time. When coming home from work was greeted with great joy and jocularity. And when childhood transgressions could be dealt with a simple, "Go to your room and write I will not slam the door", 100 times.
Though I'm not sure the Bart Simpson Repetitive Writing Punishment has had its desired effect.
Yesterday, my youngest daughter took off on one of her hormonal flights of fancy when she was asked to clear the dining room table. It ended with her running to her room and slamming the door.
For added effect, it was punctuated with, "I hate you Daddy. You suck!"