I am guilty, horrible, Hypocritical, and just wrong. My kids are 100% right about this one. I do not like to wear my seat belt. I HATE it as a matter of fact. I hate being in tight spaces, I hate feeling like I am being held down, and I hate feeling like I am being choked to death. There, I said it, I am a seat belt hater.
I will, on the other hand, not put the car in gear until my children are safely fastened in their belts. It is not an option!! They will never go anywhere until I hear the click. Once they are fastened and we start to move, it starts…..”DAD, Buckle up!!”…….”Dad, you don’t have your seat belt on!”…..”Buckle up daddy!” I come up with an excuse every time. Daddy don’t feel good, I am sore, my back hurts, Give me a break kids!
After posting in a group of fellow dads, I have been able to hear my children and come to the realization that I am being an idiot. They put all of these reasons out there, that I already knew, that started to click (no pun intended) in my head. Since that day, I have been working on buckling up. I may remember half way to where I am going but I remember.
What is it that you do, you know you shouldn’t do, that your kids harass you about? Something that you know they are 100% correct. Come on, fess up! I am glad that I finally accepted that I am wrong and that they are right. It is a little humbling but it makes me feel good that my children know what they should be doing and that they stepped up to change me.