As parents, there’s nothing we wouldn’t do to make our children happy and comfortable. So when Ben Sowards, a husband and father from Utah, got a call from his 6-year-old daughter’s school that there had been a bathroom accident, he knew that he had to pick her up right away. 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…
Before jumping in the car and heading off to Valerie’s school, Ben splashed a little water around the crotch of his pants. In an interview with Huffington Post, Ben explained that the key to making his little girl feel better was in making her laugh! “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 walked into the principal’s office, he asked to borrow Valerie’s backpack. He quietly whispered to his daughter that he needed to hide something. At first, Valerie didn’t understand why her dad needed to hide anything! Then she looked down and saw his pants. Ben told Huffington Post that the moment Valerie saw his pants, everything was okay.
She felt comfortable standing up and walking out of the school with confidence. “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.”
All Ben had to do as a father was drive down to the school and pick up his daughter. Wetting his pants with water was the extra step he took to make sure his she wasn’t embarrassed by something most children experience. We need more fathers like Ben in the world!