I tell my kids things over and over and over. The things change over the years but you still end up repeating things. For instance ..... every fall when it rains I warn my kids to drive carefully because wet leaves are very slippery. In the winter I tell them to leave 5 extra minutes to warm up the car and get the snow and ice off before driving.
Now my kids know I'm repeating myself. In fact I start off with, "It's raining in the fall so I have to give my slippery leaves speech now. I don't want to but it's in my Mother contract."
My husband has his own endless loop of things he tells the kids. His big one is, "Never let your gas get below a quarter tank. It's not good for the car." Of course this is met with rolling eyes from everyone.
Yesterday morning hubby comes home after his morning run (school bus driver) asking if I can run him back to the car. "I ran out of gas on the way to work this morning. Another driver saw me walking, picked me up, and drove me to work. He dropped me off here just now."
I drove him to the car with a gas can in the back seat without saying a word. Unfortunately that was the only silence he's heard from any family member. All 4 of the kids have been teasing him terribly. I told him not to worry because after 2 or 3 yrs they'll probably stop.