Because I am your father and I said so. That's the only reason I need. You better stop your crying before I give you something to really cry about. Don't you know that there are starving children in Ethiopia who would love to eat that spinach? You are who you hang with. You're not going anywhere, doing anything, or watching any tv until you finish your homework. Anytime you think you are man enough, take your best shot, son. But I warn you. If you ever hit me, you better knock me out or kill me. So, you're running away, eh son? Well, if you walk out that door, don't come back. We are changing the locks. This is not a revolving door. I think all of these sayings were great and helped make me the wonderful person I am today.