Saying I’m sorry quickly to my family whenever I screw up is one aspect of my parenting and married life that I feel like I am always getting right.
Apologizing when you are wrong doesn’t make you weak or soft. It makes you human. We should not offer an apology because we want forgiveness.
I need to atone for some things. So sorry, Mom: I hope that by apologizing for my crazy kid mistakes will buy me some good parenting karma.
There’s a time to be steadfast and strong, but it is not when you are wrong or when you’ve messed something up for someone you love and who loves you.