So the kids won tonight. Yes that’s right, the young bloods got the best of dad and let me tell you, I feel like a POS about it.
Does that make me a bad dad? I sure as hell feel like one that’s forsure. It’s not their fault every event that took place these past few days lead to me losing my cool for 15… ok maybe 30 seconds. That doesn’t make me a bad dad though, does it?
We teach our kids to calm down, take a deep breath, and relax. This is so they can sit back, take a look at what is really going on, and realize that their break downs are really not important. So guess who had a little temper tantrum trying to teach them about not throwing temper tantrums? You all guessed it this big dumb dumb. Boy oh boy do I feel stupid, but guess what? I have to deal with my actions, suck it up, and admit to my kids that even daddy makes mistakes and isn’t the prince charming superman they know and love (well I’m more of a Bruce Wayne kind of guy but that’s neither here nor there).
I’m not really sure how some of you guys out there keep it so cool like a god damn cucumber like 200 percent of the time. Right now I’m going to just blame it on my parents like my kids do to me.
On a serious note, do I feel terrible? Absolutly, I’m human. If I told them I was perfect, I’m sure I would go up in flames. Everyone shows weakness at some point in time, in some form or another. It’s about showing your kids that even us as parents make mistakes, and are constantly learning how to be better at this game of life.
If your kids win, don’t beat yourself up over it. You take that big L and get your ass up and learn from your mistakes just like we teach our kids.