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!
What you get when Miles helps put away groceries... At least some of it is in the right...room?
Like any culinary artist, Miles takes great pride in putting the finishing touches on Jell-O dirt dessert. But he takes even greater pleasure in eating it.
This evening, Jaclyn sent me the precise text that every spouse wants to receive on a Friday: "I want to go to IKEA tonight." And so, at Miles's usual witching hour, we descended upon that fabled slice of Sweden, home of Nordic ingenuity, land of meatballs (which I was really banking on eating...until we found … Continue reading Year 4, Day 42
Predator and prey.
Tonight during dinner Miles proclaimed, "It's potty time!" As Jaclyn jumped up to assist him, he said, "No! I can do all myself!" He darted over to the bathroom. Although Jaclyn had returned to her seat, I still suggested we should assist. Jaclyn stopped me and said, "No, let him go. He'll ask for help … Continue reading Year 4, Day 40
While he isn't quite ready for his favorite TV competition show, Miles absolutely loves singing. Sometimes they're songs we can sing along to together (when he allows me to join him). Other times they're songs he's picked up at daycare that I don't know what the hell they are. This morning, he started merrily singing … Continue reading Year 4, Day 39
Bedtime is often a mixed bag with Miles. He's got particular requests/demands that he makes regularly, such as picking out two books, then hearing two stories, then having his back rubbed, etc. I can be eager to get it over with at times, primarily because, at that point in my day, I really need to … Continue reading Year 4, Day 38
With COVID still limiting social events, and finding ourselves without a spacious backyard in the new home, we...I mean...the Easter Bunny decided to hide eggs in the house this year. I figured we'd wake up Easter morning, have a nice family breakfast, then reveal the presence of hidden eggs to Miles. Well, by the time … Continue reading Year 4, Day 37
Ready for whatever today brings his way.
Our new house has a staircase. It's the first time I've lived in a multi-story house and, I have to admit, I like it. I love my family but I also think it's nice, for all parties, to get a little space once in a while. BUT there is one catch -- one cannot simply … Continue reading Year 4, Day 35