>>88880036>mom: do X>kid: why?>mom: BECAUSE I SAY SO>kid: (now I'm gonna do it anyways while she isn't looking)
Good grief, is almost as if the whole point of the show was too hard for you guys to understand.
Steven is a spoiled, kind and overprotected kid. The gems are his adoptive mothers -and while they try, they're not perfect at that.
The whole show is about Steven growing up and having to face the burden his mother put on him, relationships, trusting others, etc. It's only natural that we get little outbursts of him rebelling against the gems and fucking everything up (poofing Pearl, getting found by Peridot, being caught by Jasper, going to Watermelon Island, throwing the rubies into outer space etc.)
Stuff usually ends up OK since him and the gems are lucky and crafty enough to get out of sticky situations, but he has a history of fucking stuff, and the gems still don't trust him enough to explain certain stuff to him (even he thinks they'll never fully trust him since they blame him for his mom's death.)
So yeah, it's only natural that there is a weird lack of communication between the gems and Steven.