Few things are as annoying as when your kid makes a mess in public. But one dad was the picture of calm and collected when his son dropped his slushie all over the floor at Target, and he even taught his son an important life lesson in the process.
Kalynne Marie, a mom in Minnesota witnessed the entire incident and immediately whipped out her phone when she heard what the dad was telling his son.
“I’m talking blue and red goop all over the floor, the table, everywhere. The boy looked up at who I assume was his father, and immediately apologized,” Marie wrote in a now-viral Facebook post.
But instead of getting mad, Dad said, “Hey, it happens. Let’s go get napkins and I can show you how to clean it up.”
Once they had the mess under control, the father shared another piece of wisdom with his son.
“You’re going to be a human being for a long time, and you have such a smart brain that it’s important you learn how to be more aware of what you’re doing. So next time just be sure to pay more attention to your surroundings so accidents like this don’t happen. Accidents like these can be prevented, but it’s still okay if they happen. As long as you take responsibility for your mistakes, the clean-up is a breeze. I know big messes seem overwhelming and you might feel like you can’t do it by yourself, but it’s always okay to ask for help. There is no problem with asking for help when you need it.”
Is someone cutting an onion in here? Excuse us, we need to grab a box of tissues. Darn onions, right?
It’s easy to raise your voice when your kid messes up, but what lesson does that teach them? Kudos to this dad for parenting done right.
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