A father fed up with his son’s bad behavior at school has taken the opportunity to embarrass him into behaving.
Brad Howard warned his son. However, his warning just wasn’t enough, so his son would have to suffer the consequences of being embarrassed by his dad in school. The Texas father and pastor was tired of seeing emails and complaints from his son’s physics teacher who said that his son was talking too much in class.
So, he gave his son, who is also named Bradley, one final warning.
My dad told my brother if he got another call from the physics teacher complaining he would go sit in his class..dad got another call ? pic.twitter.com/zteNyXqhpy
— Molli Howard (@mollih04) May 5, 2017
“For some reason, I said, ‘Hey, if we get another call, I’m going to show up in school and sit beside you in class,” Brad told BuzzFeed.
The 17-year-old must have thought his dad was bluffing and kept up his chatterbox ways. His dad, however, was not bluffing. Brad got yet another email from his son’s teacher. Even though he didn’t want to spend a day at high school, he knew he had to keep his word.
“My wife wakes me up and says, ‘Brad, it’s time for you to go to school.’ I thought, ‘Oh, no, what have I done?’” Brad said.
When his dad showed up to class, Bradley’s friends though it was a laugh riot. Bradley, however, did not. Bradley’s sister Molli also thought the entire ordeal was hilarious. She texted the photo of her dad sitting next to her brother in class and eventually tweeted it.
“Just making good a promise,” Brad tweeted back.
That’s when the photos went viral. Even talk show host Montel Williams caught wind of the tweet and responded with, “This is awesome!!! One dad to another well done ;).”
While lots o people on social media told Bradley how awesome and loving his dad was, the Howards still want to make sure they got their point across to their son.
“The Howard men are famous,” said Bradley’s mom, Denise Howard. “We’ve had a great time with this but more than anything we hope we don’t get any more calls about Bradley interrupting in physics class!”
It’s nice to see parents who can discipline their children in a kind way with a sense of humor. You can watch an interview with the father and son in the local news interview below.