Dinner, Bathing, and Shopping – Steve’s Daddy Tips (9-1-21)
Steve took his daughter Charlotte grocery shopping for the first time and he made the mistake of not checking his cart before paying for everything. When he got home, he discovered a couple of interesting items that Charlotte decided she wanted her dad to buy. And that leads us into this week's Daddy Tips.
- This week’s first Daddy Tip is to not let your kids dictate what’s for dinner. Charlotte has been pretty demanding about what she wants for dinner lately and we’ve made the mistake of appeasing her. Over the past 4 days we’ve had burgers twice, pizza, and mac and cheese for dinner. Sure, that sounds good, but I know she’s going to be asking for one of those things again tonight. So, don’t be like us and start to let your kiddo choose dinner, because it’s a slippery slope into mac and cheese town.
- The next Daddy Tip is to start bathing all your kids at once as soon as you are able to do so. Izzy is finally old enough to take a bath with her sister Charlotte and now that they can bathe together, it makes evening bath time twice as fast. It’s as simple as that. One bath takes half the time and effort as two baths, so get your kiddos to hop in the tub together and you’ve just earned yourself a little more evening free time for yourself.
- And the final Daddy Tip this week is to always check your cart before you checkout when you go shopping with a toddler. I took Charlotte for a short grocery shopping trip for the first time and I made the mistake of just scanning everything in my cart with no questions asked. It turns out that Charlotte put some surprise items in my cart. When I got home, I found a huge pack of grape Crystal Light and a bag of frozen Beyond Meat crumbles. My family doesn’t drink Crystal Light and we’ve never tried Beyond Meat crumbles. Thanks for the grocery suggestions Charlotte, I guess we are going to finally try this artificial meat stuff and enjoy some grape flavored water while we do.
And now it’s time for an awesome Dad Joke!
Q: How do you cheer a sad astronaut up?
A: Just give them some space.
Listen to the entire segment below: