Sometimes, when our kids are young, they can tend to do things that might embarrass us. But really, it’s all in how we take the situation.
In Minnesota, Kalynne Marie was at a Starbucks inside a Target store when she witnessed a young boy, about 6 or 7, accidentally spill an entire slushee. There was blue and red slushee goop all over the floor and table. The young boy looked up at his dad with sad eyes and apologized. But what happened next, Kalynne certainly wasn’t expecting.
Instead of being outraged and yelling at his son, the father calmly said, “Hey, it happens. Let’s go get some napkins and I can show you how to clean it up.”
They then got a bunch of napkins, got down to the floor and clean it all up… together. As they were throwing the last of the napkins away, the father looked at his son and said, “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 OK if they happen. As long as you take responsibility for your mistakes, the cleanup 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 OK to ask for help. There is no problem with asking for help when you need it.”
This was all said by a father to his young son, a boy who was scared that his accident would bring about some harsh words. But instead, his dad told him that it was ok and helped him clean up the mess, assuring him that it’s OK to ask for help.
Perhaps we could all learn a lesson through this very wise father’s words.
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