New Foods, Back Scratches, and Tattling – Steve’s Daddy Tips (2-24-21)
In this week's Daddy Tips, Steve teaches you how to force food on your children, manipulate them into giving you back scratches, and how to avoid being tattled on by your toddler.
- This week’s first Daddy Tip is to never let up when introducing new foods to your toddler. Just because they say they don’t like it, doesn’t mean that they actually don’t like it. Toddlers are very finicky with their foods and they might just be saying they don’t like it because it’s different from what they are used to. Charlotte has said she didn’t like certain things dozens of times but we just kept serving them and now she will really eat almost anything you give her.
- The Next Daddy Tip is to teach your kid to scratch your back. That’s it. Because back scratches are the best thing ever and if you can bribe your kid to do it for you, then you’ve got it made. I either bribe Charlotte by giving her a backscratch first or if I’m lazy I’ll just tell her she can have some candy or ice cream if she gives me a back scratch. They don’t last long, and they aren’t as good as one you’d get from your partner, but they are worth giving her like 5 M&Ms for.
- And the final Daddy Tip is to beware of what you do in front of your toddler when you spouse isn’t around because they can and will tattle on you. Charlotte has finally reached the age where she is 100% aware of her surroundings and knows when someone is doing something that they shouldn’t. Charlotte has tattled on me twice now, once for giving her a pacifier for her nap even though she isn’t allowed to have it anymore, and also for wiping a booger under the table. OK, that second one was gross, but she didn’t have to tell my wife about it when she got home from work. So, be aware that as your kid gets older, it’s harder to get away with things at home.
And now it’s time for an awesome Dad Joke!
Q: What do sprinters eat before a race?
A: Nothing, they fast!
Listen to the entire segment below: