I had a major “Dad fail” recently.

And my son called me out for it.

My son was watching a YouTube video and the person’s voice did not sound great. I blurted out without thinking, “Their voice is kind of annoying”. 

My son stopped the video, looked up at me, and said, “That wasn’t very nice, Daddy”.

I was caught with my foot in my mouth. I was embarrassed. 

I paused for a moment.

Then I looked at him and said, “You know what, you’re right, that wasn’t nice at all. I shouldn’t have said that. We all sound different and that’s okay.”

He smiled at me and said, “It’s okay, Daddy” and then went back to watching his video.

Moral of the Story:

Our kids are looking at us for examples. Sometimes that is owning up to where we’ve faltered and making it clear that we were wrong.

We won’t be perfect and we need to make it right when we aren’t.

That’s the best example we can set for our kids.