"Although God has no parents as He is eternal and is the father of everyone, yet He can agree to become someone's child - have a little baby form and a devotee to serve Him as a parent. As a parent, the parents think that they are bigger than the child.The parents always want to protect the child. Even though Krishna is the Supreme protector of everyone. His parents always think, "I have to protect Krishna. If I don't protect Krishna, some danger will befall Krishna."
So the parents actually become greater than God in that relationship - Krishna comes with the shoes of His father on His head and serves His parents. He is Supremely independent. He likes that sometimes His devotee is in a superior position."
HH Jayapataka SwamiFrom the book: Taking Shelter of Krishna Courtesy: Mathuradesh Publications