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!

  1. Today’s first daddy tip is to be extra appreciative of your daycare staff.  Late last week Charlotte caught a little bit of a stomach bug and she made a bit of a mess at daycare.  Like, she pretty much recreated that scene from the exorcist where the little-possessed girl projectile puke across the room.  Charlotte is feeling much better now, but the amount of puke a baby can produce is astonishing. So when I went to pick her up, I made sure to thank everyone who looked after her a lot and tell them how appreciative I was.  Oh, and not only did the staff have to clean up after the sick little baby, but they also had to put up with her extremely stinky sick baby farts. Ewwwww, baby girl. What did you eat? Ew!
  2. The next daddy tip is not to sweat the little stuff.  When your whole family isn’t feeling 100% and it’s the middle of the work week, it gets hard to accomplish everything that you normally get done.  Your kitchen might be a little dirty, you might be slipping a bit on laundry, and your baby’s toys just might be laying all over the floor. But, it’s not really that big a deal if you just wait a day or two to catch up so that you can give yourself some time to decompress.  So my advice is to just not stress out about the little stuff, you’ll have time to catch up eventually.
  3. And the final daddy tip is to get your daughter used to bows and headbands as early as you can.  Charlotte’s hair is now long enough that it is constantly in her eyes, but since we haven’t been getting her used to headbands and bows, she hates them and always takes them off.  And to go back to when Charlotte was still sick when she pukes, you kinda want her hair as far away from her face as possible. And isn’t the whole emo hair in your face look out of style anyway?  So hopefully we can take my own advice and get Charlotte used to headbands and bows soon.

And now it’s time for an awesome dad joke!

Q: Why don't skeletons ever go trick or treating?
A: Because they have no body to go with

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