Before we had children, I was determine to instruct our future kids on how to be outgoing and how to deal with embarrassment. Lord knows I’ve become an expert in the latter. It’s not that I want them behaving like jerks but rather to say, “Ooops” from an innocent faux pas rather than shrivel in humiliating horror. This can’t come at a better time for our daughter, who’s approaching her teen years.
“Hey Dad! You know what happened today?”
I assumed it was a rhetorical question so I answered, “The mailman came this afternoon?”
“No really! Do you know what happened today?” [Read more...]