Games, Pets, Meals – Steve’s Daddy Tips (5-6-20)
We are over a month deep into the stay at home order and Steve has some tips on how you can kill some time and protect your animals from your toddler.
- Today’s first Daddy Tip is a great way to kill about 30 minutes of your day when you are starting to lose your mind a little. It’s time to organize a scavanger hunt. All you gotta do is pick out like 5 household items that your toddler knows the name of and then hide them around the house when they aren’t looking. Then you can tell them to look for each object. Even better if you have flashcards you can give them so they have a picture reference too. Tons of fun for everyone in the house!
- The next Daddy Tip is to give your animal a break from your toddler. Like seriously, if your little one is anything like Charlotte, your poor animals are shouldering a huge burden of companionship during this time. We have been making sure to quarantine our dog from Charlotte several times a day via baby gates, walks, and outside time to ensure that he doesn’t go insane from her. So do your pets a favor and make sure your kids aren’t too far up their butts.
- And finally I have a bit of a controversial Daddy Tip on getting your child to eat more food. Let’s be honest, Toddlers can be quite picky, so getting them to eat their entire meal can be tricky. But, I’ve found one weird method that totally works on Charlotte. If she is being all goofy at dinner and won’t eat, I just scoop her up in my arms and feed her like a baby. Sure, some of you might say that this is a horrible thing to teach your kid, but if it keeps me from saying sit down, stay in your chair, or just a few more bites a thousand times, I say it’s worth it. So, if you don’t care about treating your toddler like a newborn, this trick might work for you too.
And now it’s time for an awesome Dad Joke!
Q: What happens when a frogs car dies?
A: He needs a jump. If that doesn't work he has to get it toad.
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