Crockpots, Box Forts, and Poop – Steve’s Daddy Tips (10-14-20)
Steve shares why parents practically need to own a hazmat suit for the first few months of a child's life in today's Daddy Tips.
- Today’s first Daddy Tip is super simple, but could save you a huge headache at dinner time. Make sure that your crockpot is out of reach of your toddler. I made the mistake of showing Charlotte how cool the crockpot was and how it has all of these buttons. Well, she is now a little crockpot ninja and anytime we aren’t looking she’s running to the crockpot to press the buttons. I made a pot roast the other day and she straight up turned the crockpot off for almost an hour before we noticed. What the heck, kid? Don’t you want dinner?
- The next Daddy Tip is for anyone who has gotten addicted to delivery during quarantine or who splurged on Amazon Prime Day. Save those boxes and make a box fort because if there is one thing that kids like more than brand new toys, it’s the box that they came in. We made a really small box fort for Charlotte, gave her some markers and stickers to decorate it and it’s like her new favorite thing.
- And the final Daddy Tip of the week is to always expect to get thrown up on, peed on, or even pooped on when you have a newborn. My daughter Izzy is almost two months old and we are already making the mistake of getting too comfortable when changing diapers, burping her, or just generally assuming that babies don’t shoot out random stuff all the time. So, don’t be like us and always make sure you have a fresh diaper under your baby when you’re changing them, and make sure you have a burp cloth on your shoulder because baby’s do gross stuff to adults.
And now it’s time for an awesome Dad Joke!
Q: Why can’t pirates finish the alphabet?
A: Because they get lost at “C”
Listen to the entire segment below: