Accidents, Pop, and Messing Around – Steve’s Daddy Tips (8-25-21)
It's time again for another Steve's Daddy Tips and this week he has a warning for parents who like to mess with their kids.
- This week’s first Daddy Tip is to never let your toddler sleep in your bed with you if she still has the occasional accident at night. We made the mistake of letting our daughter Charlotte sleep in our bed with us and we woke up in the morning to a wet bed. Charlotte is potty trained but she still has accidents and we learned that maybe we should put off having her sleep with us for just a little bit longer. So don’t be like us and wait until your little one no longer has accidents before you let them bunk with you at night.
- The next Daddy Tip is a tricky way to get your kids to drink less pop. We made the mistake of giving Charlotte pop to taste and now she always asks for it. So, I make sure to keep a 2-liter in the fridge and let it go flat just for her. Now when she asks for pop she barely drinks it because it is flat and nasty. Now she asks for water more than pop again and we are happy parents.
- And the final Daddy Tip this week is to not go overboard when messing with your kids. We love messing with Charlotte, but we’ve learned pretty quickly that you shouldn’t take it too far or your little one might get really upset. Charlotte loves playing pretend, so we like to make believe that we are running away from monsters, or the floor is lava, or that I’ve got her nose. But, when I pretended to get caught by the monster she lost it crying. And when I pretended to melt into the floor lava, she was a crying mess. And when I refused to give her nose back, she told me that I was mean and that she liked Mommy better. So, be sure when you are playing make believe that you don’t get too in the moment or your kiddo might lose their mind.
And now it’s time for an awesome Dad Joke! This one comes from a member of the Click of Six named David.
Q: When does a dad joke become a dad joke?
A: When the punchline becomes apparent.
Q: When does the punchline become a parent?
A: After the delivery.
Listen to the entire segment below: