This morning I woke up my kids to get them ready for school. After sending the first two off, I headed home to wake up my teenager. He’s notoriously hard to rouse in the morning. After repeated attempts to get him out of the sack, I told him, “The next time I come in here, I’ll be pouring a glass of water on your head.”
10 minutes go by and nothing.
So I get a glass of water and head to his room. As I pour it on his face, he spryly jumps out of bed and tries to take a swing at me as I laugh. Then he said something that made me feel awful…
“Dad, I don’t have to go to school this morning. I am going to the Endocrinologist office this morning and this was a chance to sleep in.”
Sometimes I suck as a dad. I thought about telling him he needed to get up anyway, but instead I appologized and bargained with him to make it right. He forgave me and I’ll be taking him lunch tomorrow.