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I wish I could say that I gave this speech 6 years ago, yeah…not so much.
My stupidest parenting speech was last week and it went a lil something like this…
TRAIN (my 14 year old son): “Dad, I think I want to go to the football game tonight.”
STUPID ME (41 year old mature EpicParent): “Awesome, I’ve been wanting to catch a game as well…what time do you want to leave?”
AWKWARD SILENCE #1
TRAIN: “Well dad, I was thinking I would go by myself…I’m just wanting to hang with some of my new friends from school.”
AWKWARD SILENCE #2
STUPID ME: “Are you embarased of your dad?”
TRAIN: “No, I just want to hang out with my new friends by myself.”
STUPID ME: “I will NOT have kids that are embarassed of their dad. I did not raise you that way. I didn’t raise you to be super cool kid. I didn’t raise you to be one of those kids that are too cool for dad!!!!!!!! and a few more exclamation points !!!!!!!!!!”
After I made him feel guilty through my monster manipulation and guilt, I had to wrap around with him and ask for his forgiveness.
Why am I such a stupid parent sometimes??
Don’t leave me hangin! I would love to hear about one of your finest “stupid” parenting moments?