This isn’t about being right or wrong. It is about showing your kids firsthand what it looks like to be accountable, owning your actions and choices.
Too many adults around us do not know how to do this. They are victims, placing blame for the consequences of their own choices on others. I imagine accountability wasn’t modeled for them as a child, and therefore the cycle is repeating itself.
So, apologize to your kids and apologize to others around your kids. It doesn’t make you weak. Quite the opposite.