Baths, Sharing Toys, and Playing Car – Steve’s Daddy Tips (6-2-21)
This week Steve's Daddy Tips are all about ways to manipulate your kids and spouse into making your life a little easier.
- This week’s first Daddy Tip is for all about bath time. If you are like me and have a toddler and an infant, you know that bath time can be a pretty big production at night. My wife and I split the duties each night, but I’m here to tell you to always try to bathe the infant instead of the toddler if you can get a choice. Bathing toddlers is like giving a bath to a drunk monkey, it’s not fun and you end up all wet. And bathing an infant is just fun. So when bath time comes rearing its ugly head, be sure to snatch up that infant and say “I’ll bathe the baby tonight!”
- The next Daddy Tip is a great way to entertain your infant at the expense of your toddler. My toddler, Charlotte, does not like sharing her toys with her baby sister Izzy, but Izzy loves Charlotte’s toys. So, in order to get Izzy to sit still in the high chair for extended periods of time while I clean or cook, I always sneak some of Charlotte’s toys onto Izzy’s tray for her to play with. Sure, it would probably be better to teach my daughter to share with her sister, but that just seems like a lot of work when I could just Izzy the toys and hope Charlotte doesn’t see.
- The final Daddy Tip this week is a great way to kill some time with your toddler with very little effort from yourself. It’s time to play car! Charlotte loves playing in the car and it’s super easy for me to play with her. I literally only have to sit in the passenger seat and pretend she is driving me places. I can kill about 30 minutes before she gets bored, just sitting in the car with her. I can call my parents, do work on my phone, or just watch YouTube videos while Charlotte pretends to drive the car. It’s the easiest play time ever.
And now it’s time for an awesome Dad Joke!
I heard that a police car had its wheels stolen.
Don’t worry though, they are working tirelessly to find the thief.
Listen to the entire segment below: