Passive Aggressive, Cuddles, and Dog Babysitter – Steve’s Daddy Tips (5-1-19)
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 how to passive aggressively order your partner to do things while talking to your little one. If you are just finishing up dinner and you really don’t want to be in charge of bathtime, you just have to say to your little one: “Alright Charlotte, daddy is going to clean up the kitchen while mommy gives you a bath and gets you ready for bed.” Boom! Now she HAS to do those things because you and your daughter already agreed on it.
- The next Daddy Tip is how to get some cuddles out of your little one if they aren’t in a cuddly mood. Just fake cry! I don’t know if this will work with every baby, but Charlotte is quite the little comforter and any time we give her some fake tears… wahhhh, boooo hooo hooo… She runs over and gives a big hug and a pat on the back. I wouldn’t over do it with this tip though, you don’t want your kid to think your a cry baby and start imitating you.
- And the final Daddy Tip of the week is how to use your dog as a babysitter. OK, this might sound like bad parenting on the surface, but it works great! If I need to do dishes or cook dinner and Charlotte refuses to be in the highchair, I just plop her in the dining room with my dog Kobe and those two just chase each other around, play, and give me the 10-15 minutes I need to complete whatever I’m doing. Just make sure that you can still see them the whole time and that they aren’t more than several feet away from you at any time. But, that dog is a killer babysitter and doesn’t even charge us to do it!
And now it’s time for an awesome Dad Joke!
Q: What did the Tin Man say when he got run over by a steamroller?
A: Curses! Foil Again!
Listen to the entire segment below: