Hand Washing, Carrying, And Injuries – Steve’s Daddy Tips (3-11-20)
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 something you should be teaching your kids anyway, but with the COVID-19 scare going on right now, it’s more pertinent than ever. You gotta teach those kiddos to wash their hands! Charlotte actually enjoys washing her hands and that might have to do with the silly hand washing songs she listens to like the classic ‘Wash Your Hands Song’ or ‘Wash Your Hands’ by the same people who did the Baby Shark song. So if your kid is struggling with hand washing, try one of those gems, just be warned that those songs get really annoying.
- The next Daddy Tip is to start to train your kid not to be carried anymore. If your toddler is anything like Charlotte, they still constantly ask to be picked up and carried around. Well, Charlotte is pretty much 40 pounds already and that’s a bit big to be carried around all the time. So, we’ve just started to say no to her when she wants to be carried around the house and of course she hates it and will usually cry a bit. But, we have to be strong in our convictions because we are not strong enough physically.
- And the final Daddy Tip of the week is probably true for most kids, and probably a lot adults too. Kids aren’t fast learners when it comes to injuring themselves. You’d think that if someone hurt themselves doing something they probably wouldn’t do it again. Well, you’ve never met a toddler then. Charlotte loves climbing all over the couch when no one is looking even though she’s fallen off that thing about a dozen times, usually ending in tears. It’s like, hey kid, how about you don’t climb and jump all over the couch and you won’t get hurt? So, this tip is more or less a warning to not assume that toddlers will learn their lesson after they hurt themselves.
And now it’s time for an awesome Dad Joke!
I hate telling people I'm a taxidermist.
So, when they ask, "What do you do for a living?" I just say, "Oh, you know... stuff."
Listen to the entire segment below:
And here are those wash your hands songs I mentioned earlier: