Flying, TSA Security, and The Holidays – Steve’s Daddy Tips (11-28-18)
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 one that I wish I knew before we took Charlotte on her first flight. Fish’s wife was the one who passed this tip along to Britt and I, so I decided to steal it as my own. When you fly with a baby, he or she is going to cry at some point, so don’t think they won’t. This tip is how to make your neighbors more comfortable when your baby cries. Make little “I’m sorry you have to sit by a crying baby” packs that have ear plugs, some mini bottles of booze and maybe a magazine or something else to read. They’ll totally forget about the baby and be all happy because you got them drunk. Note, don’t give these packs to children.
- The next daddy tip is to not layer up on airplane rides when you are bringing a baby with you. I got pulled aside at airport security because I brought some baby formula in my carry-on and wearing layers doesn’t make getting searched easily. I wear pajama pants under my jeans so when I got frisked a couple of times by airport security it led to some weird questions like “what’s under your pants?” and “what’s tucked into your socks?” and “why are you wearing so many layers? And why is everything tucked in all weird around your waist?” Those are just not fun questions to answer, so just wear one pair of pants when traveling with a baby.
- And the final daddy tip of the week is to take advantage of your family when you are home for the holidays. When you live far away from family like Britt and I, you don’t really get much of a break from looking after your little one, so when you are home visiting for the holidays, take advantage of it! Don’t feed your baby, let grandma do it. Diaper change, how about Uncle Mike learns how to change one. Need a nap, “hey Grandpa, I think Charlotte wants to see a puppet show!” They’ll think that it’s all fun and games and you can go do whatever the heck you want!
And now it’s time for an awesome dad joke!
Q: What is the most annoying kind of pepper?
A: A jalapeno pepper because it gets jalapeno face!
Hahaha! Get it? Jalapeno sounds like all up in yo.
You can listen to the entire segment below: