Am I a horrible father if I allow my kids to miss Sunday school every now and then? I think it’s one of those lose-lose situations. If I force them to get up early and go then I feel like a mean father. If I let it slide I feel guilty that I’m not doing my job as a parent. What to do?
My kids are all good students, do their homework, go to school every day. It breaks my heart to see them get up at the crack of dawn (so to speak for a weekend) to attend a class about things I don’t believe much in myself. But hey, I’ve been doing it for years. Now, as they’ve gotten a bit older and a whole lot more vocal, they are voicing their protests loud and clear. I am hearing them, feeling their pain and on those rare Sundays when I want to keep them at home for myself and spend some quality time with them, I give in to their demands, acquiesce and let the Sunday school thing slide.
Am I a horrible father? I certainly hope not but I guess that’s a question best left to my kids’ future therapists.