That title was a doozy, right? Bear with me! I am a lot nicer now than I used to be growing up. For some reason, I think it’s the 50% paternal portion of me. I have a strong presence that is sometimes mistaken as mean.
I wasn’t blessed to know my paternal grandfather, but he is supposedly some type of disciplinarian legend in his family that consisted of 5 sons and 1 daughter. He passed it on to my Daddy who was the disciplinarian to my ENTIRE family! My Daddy says NO to EVERYTHING first. It took me years not to get all bent out of shape every time I ask him something. Now, I just wait a few minutes for the real answer. However weird that sounds, he passed some of this on to me.