Lying, Toy Cars, And Explaining – Steve’s Daddy Tips (5-27-20)
For today's Daddy Tips Steve has a very important reminder for parents that will help when you are talking to your toddler. He also has a fun rainy day activity that could entertain your little one for an hour or two.
- Today’s first Daddy Tip is just a little reminder for parents with toddlers. Toddlers are liars. Those little guys and girls will lie to you for a laugh, to get something they want, or even just because they’re bored. I caught Charlotte in lies all weekend. I smelled poop and asked if she needed her diaper changed. She tells me that she didn’t and it was just a fart. I believed her and then 30 minutes later when I finally changed her there was poop everywhere. And then she had the nerve to tell me that she wanted a yummy ice cream even though she already had some. Charlotte, did you already have ice cream today? No? Ok here you go. Then, my wife Britt is asking why she’s eating more ice cream. What the heck kid? So this is just a reminder to always be wary of your toddlers answers.
- The next Daddy Tip is a great way to kill an hour on a rainy day with your toddler. If you have any toy cars and painters or masking tape lying around, you got yourself the perfect rainy day activity. Start by having your toddler help with making a track on the floor, furniture, and walls with the tape. Then show them how to drive the race car on track and you got yourself an entertained kid. And an entertained dad too.
- And the final Daddy Tip is to encourage your toddler to try to explain things. Charlotte has been talking more than ever and since she started to speak in short sentences we’ve been trying to get her to explain things to us because it’s hilarious. Charlotte got to experience fireworks for the first time and she had mixed feelings. Scared, then excited, then just kinda overwhelmed. So, I made sure I whipped out my phone and asked that girl to explain what she saw. So, my tip is to always get your kids to explain things and be sure to get it recorded too.
And now it’s time for an awesome Dad Joke!
Q: What do you call a dinosaur fart?
A: A blast from the past.
Listen to the entire segment below: