Trains, Yogurt, and Potty Time – Steve’s Daddy Tips (2-26-20)
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 take your kid to go see a train. I’m not sure why, but it seems like every kid in the world thinks that trains are like the coolest things ever. I was picking Charlotte up from daycare the other day and all of a sudden a train passed by and every kid in the room ran to the window chanting choo-choo! Now when Charlotte is in the car with me I always take a detour on the way home so we can drive by the train tracks and whenever she sees one she goes nuts. Now I just have to find a place to check them out up close with her.
- The next Daddy Tip of the week is all about everyone’s favorite yogurt snack, Gogurt. We just recently started getting Charlotte Gogurt and you’d think this stuff was the best tasting snack in the world the way she goes crazy for it. But the real tip isn’t about your kid eating Gogurt, it’s about everyone else. We learned real quick that these things are like crack. Between my wife and I, we’ll eat half the box in a couple of days. So my advice to you is either don’t get Gogurt at all or buy twice as much as you think you’ll need because it is soooo good!
- And the final Daddy Tip is back to potty time. Charlotte is in the midst of some intense potty training right now and we are trying to figure out how to best encourage her. What we’ve been doing so far is cheering every time she uses the potty, but we learned over the weekend that can backfire if you aren’t careful. My tip for you is to never prematurely celebrate a successful potty attempt. Charlotte was giving her potty the ole number 2 treatment when I assumed she had finished so I stood up and cheered! Charlotte followed my lead, but all of a sudden I realized she wasn’t done going. Whoops, poo on the floor. So always be sure that your little one is completely done before you start your celebration.
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: