Brushing Teeth, Jealousy, Cleaning Up – Steve’s Daddy Tips (8-18-20)
Steve almost broke his back yesterday because his daughter left some of her toys on the stairs. So, you better believe checking the stairs for toys is one of his Daddy Tips today.
- Today’s first Daddy Tip is a trick that we have been using on Charlotte to get her to brush her teeth more often. If your kid was anything like ours, they don’t really enjoy the whole brushing of the teeth thing. But, luckily for us, we have noticed that Charlotte hates being dirty. If her hands get sticky, she wants to wash them or if her shirt gets dirty, she wants a new one . That is until we started to tell her that her teeth were dirty. After a couple weeks of telling her that her teeth were dirty after meals, she’s asking to brush them on her own all the time now.
- The next Daddy Tip is to for anyone who is about to have another child join their family. Charlotte is going to have a brand new baby sister in the next week or so and she has no idea what is about to happen to her world. So, we have been stocking up on some random little toys and gifts for her so that when she feels jealous of the new baby we can give her something special to let her know that we are thinking about her too. We also got some of her favorite treats so she can enjoy those as well. Her Uncle Michael even got her some stuff too. Nothing works better than bribing the jealousy away.
- And the final Daddy Tip is one that might just save your life and one that I had to learn the hard way. Always check the stairs for toys before you walk on them. I was going downstairs to grab some clothes before work and tucked right up against one of the top stairs was a kaleidoscope and I stepped right on it. Next thing I knew, I was horizontal and grabbing desperately for the railing as my back slammed right into the stairs and I slid halfway down. Luckily, I was able to grab the rail and save myself from falling down the entire flight of stairs but it sure was a close call. Now I know why my Dad would always yell at us for leaving toys on the stairs when I was a kid.
And now it’s time for an awesome Dad Joke!
Q: What’s the leading cause of dry skin?
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