Being Athletic and Traveling – Steve’s Daddy Tips (7-10-19)
Hi, I’m Steve and I’m a new Dad who has learned a lot of things over the last several months and I want to pass along some knowledge to you!
Each week I will be giving you some new tips for first-time parents and one spectacular Dad joke! So let's get to the tips!
- Today’s first Daddy Tip is for the over-eager Dad trying to show off something athletic to your little one. I wanted to show Charlotte how to do a somersault, but man oh man it turns out I am way out of shape. It took me about 5 tries to even do one and then it felt like an elephant sat on my neck for the next couple of days. So my advice is to at least stretch before you go showing off your athletic prowess and if you even doubt yourself a little, just don’t do a somersault.
- The next two Daddy Tips have to do with traveling with a toddler. First off, let’s talk about a little trick I learned when flying with Charlotte. It turns out that if you are at the airport and your flight gets canceled, you can use your toddler to get a little bit of special treatment. Just get that little guy or girl to start screaming their heads off! When we had our flight canceled at Newark Airport and we were staring down a line of 50 plus people, Charlotte decided to start to cry and bam we were ushered to the front of the line to try to book a new flight within a matter of 10 minutes. Thanks, Charlotte!
- And the second Daddy Travel Tip is to just avoid flying with a toddler until they are over 2. Sure, when they are under 2, you don’t have to buy them a ticket and they just sit on your lap, but man, kids don’t like sitting still for long periods of time. Plus if your kiddo already weighs 30 pounds, you won’t want them on your lap for extended periods of time. Oh, my legs just went numb. We got to experience a flight to the NYC and a road trip back from the city, and my wife and I both agree that road tripping is the way to go for the next time around.
And now it’s time for an awesome Dad Joke!
Q: What happens when a frogs car dies?
A: He needs a jump. If that doesn't work he has to get it toad.
Listen to the entire clip below: