Dad walked into the principal’s office and immediately made everyone’s head turn. That’s when he walked over to his daughter to whisper a phrase she’d never forget.
As caregivers, we strive to bring joy and ease to our children’s lives. When Ben Sowards, a father and husband from Utah, received a call from his 6-year-old daughter’s school notifying him of a bathroom accident, he immediately knew he needed to pick her up.
Ben also knew that he had to make his daughter Valerie feel better after the embarrassment of wetting herself. That’s when a brilliant idea popped into his head…
Ben Sowards, a husband and father from Utah, received a call from his 6-year-old daughter’s school that she had an accident in the bathroom. Before rushing to pick her up, Ben quickly splashed some water around the crotch of his pants. When asked about it in an interview with Huffington Post, Ben shared that his goal was to make his daughter laugh and feel better.
“Honestly, I knew she was mortified, but I thought if I could make her laugh everything would be fine.”
This would surely do the trick!
As soon as Ben arrived at the principal’s office, he asked to borrow Valerie’s backpack and whispered to her that he needed to hide something. At first, Valerie was confused and didn’t understand why her dad needed to hide anything.
But when she looked down and saw his pants, everything became clear.
According to Ben, the moment Valerie saw his pants, she felt comfortable and confident enough to stand up and walk out of the school.
“She was totally exasperated. But, once she saw my pants, I got that look from her where I knew everything was OK. All dads know what look I’m talking about. And we just strolled out of the school like nothing was happening,” he told Huffington Post.
As a father, Ben’s main responsibility was to pick up his daughter from school after the bathroom accident. However, he went the extra mile to ensure that his daughter didn’t feel embarrassed about the situation. Wetting his pants with water was a small but effective gesture that he made to put his daughter at ease, knowing that accidents can happen to anyone, even adults.
We need more fathers like Ben in the world!
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