What happens though when you see your dear old dad mess up? As much as I try to get things right the first time, every time, I'm going to get them wrong sometimes. I don't always get it right when it comes to discipline. Or handling frustration. Even when I know you're watching, I still do it wrong. That's not leading you two by example, and telling you to do as I say, not as I do is probably the worst response I could make.
What is an example is showing you how to react to those mistakes. We all have the ability to learn, if we just pay attention. Like I've written before, when we mess up, we need to take a moment to realize our mistakes, think about how to fix or recover from them, then press on. At this point, it's not as much a lesson for you as it is for me and your mom. If we can learn to handle our mistakes, and you see how we're able to do this, then we don't need to be perfect to raise you right (thank the Lord!). We just need to lead by example.