Let's hear it for the grandparents. Sure, their undermining of your parents' authority may not be good for anyone in the long run. But it feels nice knowing someone's always got your back in an argument.
Funny how boredom has a way of messing with the space time continuum. This kid's mom only chatted for about three minutes. Yet, when she looked at her son, he had a full beard and three kids of his own.
If you want something done right, you need to do it yourself. Of course, you could get a job, move into your own place and get your own groceries. But covert operations is much easier (and more exhilarating).
Yes, families can be annoying and frustrating. But when they have your back, there's nothing better on Earth. Well... unless you have witches in the family. That would be better,and definitely explain some things.