I was frustrated, he was frustread, an argument ensued and it spoilt my sunday afternoon and his, admittedly i am learning very hard to deal with my 13 year old boy,i have my flaws admittedly.
Words came out bad, action excecuted bad, i knew i was angry with him when he refused to talk but put on a long face, i got even madded when he acted nonchalantly, i started talking softly telling him that he should talk to me for i cared and i was telling him that he made me as if i was lousy dad, he still acted disdainly.
I scolded him badly, words were harsh, i felt bad deep inside, he started crying and it made me worse, i walked in and out of the living room and his bed room, one part of me suddenly i realized that " eugene, please change your approach towards your lovely son" the other side of me was saying," hey i am your father and you better stop acting the way you are acting."
I was praying," Lord, help me on this, i really don't wish to do anything to hurt this boy, i love so much."
Again i walked into his bedroom, he was standing at the corner of the room with tears in his eyes, i decided not to ask him anything but instead i wanted to tell him how i felt and before i could say anything, my tears began to stream down, here i was staring at my lovely son of whom i have scolded badly, put him outside the door.
As i was choking with my own tears, i said sorry to him," i held him close to my chest, telling him i love him so much and i am sorry again if i had hurt him with my words" He hugged me too with his chin rested on my shoulder, wet with his tears he said," sorry papa" i said ok son.
After the all that, i put him to nap, gave him kisses on his cheek and telling " I love you" he responded," Love you too"
Went for dinner nearby with family and a good friend, after dinner as my wife still wanted to chat with the friend, i asked my Jovial if he wanted to walk home with me, he agreed and as we walked i held his hand, and saying "sorry again"
P/S " When love takes precedence, anger is thrown into oblivion