This dad is winning at fatherhood. The real winner, though, is his 6-year-old daughter Valerie.
Last Friday, Ben Sowards of Utah fielded a phone call from his wife letting him know Valerie had had an accident (of the toilet variety) at school and needed her dad to scoop her up.
Sowards’ first thought? “I knew she was mortified, but I thought if I could make her laugh everything would be fine,” he said.
So decided to fake an “accident” of his own — and went to school to fetch his daughter rocking this look:
My little sis had an accident today at kindergarten & this is how my dad left to pick her up so she wouldn't feel so sad/embarrassed ??❤️ pic.twitter.com/veHMFO4QHr
— Lucinda Sowards (@LucindaSowards) April 14, 2017
Valerie was waiting for her father in the principal’s office. When her dad arrived, he asked Valerie if he could borrow her backpack to “hide something.” We’re not sure if we would have been more mortified or less mortified had we been Valerie. But in the end, she seemed to appreciate her dad’s sense of humor (we’re guessing the kid’s used to it by now).
“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,” Sowards said. “And we just strolled out of the school like nothing was happening.” Cool as cukes, these two.
When he and Valerie arrived home, Sowards’ 17-year-old daughter, Lucinda, couldn’t resist taking some photos of her dad and sister. (We are so impressed with Valerie being such a good sport in the middle of all this.)
And what a father to go through all of that just to make his daughter feel better. Way to go, Dad!
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