Thermometers, Flashcards, and Lying – Steve’s Daddy Tips 3-25-20
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 to make sure you have a thermometer other than the rectal baby thermometer. We don’t and now that there is a pandemic and checking your temperature is more common place, we should really get one. And you should too! Unless you’re into that whole checking your own temperature rectally thing.
- The next Daddy tip is for when your toddler is bugging you at night while your just trying to wind down after a long day. A great way to tire them out, teach them things, and avoid any direct parenting is to get you and your spouse to sit in different rooms with flash cards. And here is where the fun begins, you show them a flash card and ask them what’s on it, they say what it is then you say great job now go tell mommy! They’ll run across the house while you go back to watching TV and show the flash card to Mom and say what it is. Then send them back for another. Rinse and repeat and you got a tired kid who has been learning.
- And the final Daddy Tip of the week is to always believe your wife over your toddler. Now this might seem like a basic concept t to most people, but you won’t fully realize it until it actually happens. Over the last week I’ve chose to believe Charlotte over my wife a couple of times and it turns out that Charlotte was lying and my wife wasn’t. Charlotte tells me she wants to take a bath and I asked her if she already took one and she said no. 5 minutes later and my wife is asking why I’m giving her another bath. And then later that night I asked if she brushed her teeth and she said yes. Well, looks like baby girl was lying again because my wife and I got into an argument about it and she hadn’t brushed her teeth yet. Crazy! Why would she lie about that?
And now it’s time for an awesome Dad Joke!
Q: Why can't you hear a psychiatrist using the bathroom?
A: Because the 'P' is silent.
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