Why This Dad’s Reaction to his Kid’s Mess is Inspiring Parents

posted: 10/25/17
by: Kristine Boyd

When children make a mess, it is easy for our first reaction to be frustration or impatience. It can be hard for parents, who are running on empty, to take a minute and understand their child's mistakes. One dad's reaction to his son's mess was brought to light by a young woman in a Facebook post. Kalynne Marie was shopping when she witnessed what she thought was parenting at its finest. Since she has shared the story, it has gone viral and parents everywhere are inspired by this father amazing parenting!

A young boy was shopping with his dad when his purple slushy went flying into the air. The boy looks up at his dad knowing that he has just made a giant mess in the middle of a store. Instead of responding with anger, the father looks at his son and says, "Hey, it happens. Let's go get napkins and I can show you how to clean it up." They went and got a bunch of napkins and cleaned the mess up as a team.

As they were cleaning up the purple slush, the father says, "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."

Kalynne was so inspired by this father's kind words to his son. Sometimes we forget that young children are still learning the basics of life and we need to be patient with them. Patience and kindness can go a long way!