I love to tease my kids.
My boys are eight days away from becoming teenagers. If they are giving me a hard time on the way to school, then upon dropping them off I bring out a time honoured tradition employed by many thoughtful parents before me. I will roll down the window and yell loudly..."Sweetiepies...MOMMY LOVES YOU!"
The embarassed smiles, quickening footsteps, and shooing movements that ensue always give me a big smile as I drive away.