Thanks for stopping by! Being a dad is a unique challenge, the winding path through which is fraught with successes and failures. I'm only three months in right now, and the hand brake on this roller coaster is broken beyond repair. And you'll be able to hear (read) all about it on this site! A … Continue reading Welcome to the party, pal!
Miles listened to some Nirvana on a recent ride home from daycare. He adopted the '90s teen attitude pretty quickly. I can't tell whether his face is saying "You just don't understand my music, dad" or "I just don't understand YOUR music, dad."
Miles is in full Halloween (and occasionally Easter) mode right now, and we continued to celebrate the season with a small family project this evening, building a haunted gingerbread house. Here's Miles moments before being told that we were BUILDING the house, not EATING the pieces. ...and here he is after. I took care of … Continue reading Year 3, Day 236
"I made a car!"
This evening, Miles marched into the kitchen. "I want to go in the ice cream shop," he declared in no uncertain terms. "Who said anything about getting ice cream?" I asked. "MILES," he answered. ...we did not go to the ice cream shop.
A couple of unrelated anecdotes that demonstrate Miles's growing propensity for goofiness: I Miles sneezed this evening. "Bless you!" I said to him. "Yeah! Bless you, me!" he said to himself. II A bit later, Jaclyn retrieved the mail from outside and came in thumbing through it. "Oh, we got an Amazon Catalog!" she said, … Continue reading Year 3, Day 233
Miles has come to accept that the first order of business every morning after getting out of bed is to hit the potty. What we've had to learn to accept, meanwhile, is that it's less like a bathroom trip and more like an early morning board meeting. One-by-one, Miles will insist on bringing along all … Continue reading Year 3, Day 232
It's taken a while, but today Miles finally figured out how to pucker his lips and blow (as opposed to "FFFT"-ing through his front teeth).
Taking a week off of work for my first staycation in...ever...means that I get the rare privilege of taking Miles TO daycare AND picking him up! Which also means we'll ham it up in the backseat whenever we feel like it!
I returned home from podcasting this morning to find that my living room had been completely remodeled and turned into a fort. Miles is...somewhere under there. I ducked under the canopy to see if I could get a glimpse of the creator dwelling within, but this was the best photo I could get: Not exactly … Continue reading Year 3, Day 229
Miles was a bit cranky this evening, which led to a lengthy period of stubbornness and noncompliance with even the most basic of commands. So I decided to try masquerading as someone he does respect, retreating to the bathroom and giving Jaclyn's phone a call. "Miles!" Jaclyn exclaimed to him. "The Easter Bunny is on … Continue reading Year 3, Day 228