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!
"I want to play a prank on Mommy." Yes, Miles put his socks in Mommy's glass.
Jaclyn shuffled Miles into the house tonight following a small pee-pee accident in the car. His pants and underwear wet, we coordinated quick transport to the bathroom to get him cleaned up. After finally getting him seated on his potty, I wrestled his shoes off, then his pants. "Here's the pants," I said, handing them … Continue reading Year 3, Day 325
Miles barged into the home office this evening, which he always does with a smirk as he surveys the room and ponders what exactly he should attempt to get into. On this visit, he walked over to the media shelves and retrieved a bunch of Muppet movies. "I wanna watch all of them!" he said, … Continue reading Year 3, Day 324
As we were leaving the house this morning, Miles insisted on multiple hugs and kisses from Mommy on his way out the door (Mommy was happy to comply). I held his hand as we walked down the steps. "She's a good Mommy, isn't she?" I asked. "Yeah," Miles said. "And you a good Daddy, too." … Continue reading Year 3, Day 323
Like so many parts of his vocabulary and phrasing, I'm not quite sure where Miles picked this up, but he frequently prefaces sentences with, "I say..." He doesn't do this in that British way, suggesting that he's taken offense at something (i.e., "Well! I SAY!"), but rather in a manner that lets us know that … Continue reading Year 3, Day 322
As I got out of the shower this evening, there was a knock at the bathroom door. I opened it and...well... "Trick or Treat!" he says.
As he bounced around in our bed this morning, Miles suddenly recoiled from me, "Ugh! It smell bad!" "What smells bad?" Jaclyn asked. "Daddy smell bad!" Miles replied. Assuming he was talking about my breath, I did that thing where you try to cover your mouth with a hand and breathe out to verify your … Continue reading Year 3, Day 320
Miles isn't great at video games yet, but he has discovered that there are certain areas on Super Mario Bros. 2 where he can "split the character" between both ends of the screen, a detail he found endlessly amusing. A reminder that success in video games is, at times, subjective.
Miles has once again produced a turd worthy of bestowing a name upon. As he sat there on the potty, he said, "The Giant's comin'." 19) The Giant Imagine a half-pound, all-beef patty, simmering in its own juices for hours before plopping down in a perfectly round, flattened mass before you. Now imagine the beef … Continue reading Year 3, Day 318: Poop Update 14!
Well, Miles has eliminated any confusion regarding which Lion King song is his favorite. https://videopress.com/v/CgJwR4BA?controls=false&preloadContent=metadata