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 went to great lengths to make his own house in the living room. None of us is invited in. Which is fine, since it doesn't exactly look structurally sound.
A few days late, my Father's Day gift arrived today, and Miles insisted I wait until he was home and could personally deliver it to me before I left for my trivia show. While he's somehow worse at surprises than his mother ("It's a shirt!" he had previously declared), he had not been able to … Continue reading Year 5, Day 116
I had to head out for work early today, before Miles was even out of bed. I still went by his room to see him before I left, and although he seemed to be sleeping soundly, as I said I'd see him later, he lashed out and seized my arm. He didn't say a word … Continue reading Year 5, Day 115
Today was Father's Day, and I awoke to a Miles who was very eager to give me the card he personally selected. This isn't some trick of perspective; he actually did pick out the largest card he could find. He also gave me a card he had made at school, which featured some of the … Continue reading Year 5, Day 114
We traveled to Raleigh to visit my brother and sister-in-law this weekend, and while Miles was excited to see them, what he was really interested in was seeing their cat. Unfortunately (for Miles, not the cat), we arrived last night to find that their power was out. It didn't really stop him from LOOKING for … Continue reading Year 5, Day 113
As is often the case for Miles and me, what began as a simple conversation this morning about Ninja Turtles quickly became a deep discussion about aging, time, and prospective descendants. Miles, fascinated by the thought of me as a child, wondered where he was in 1988, a period I was describing as the time … Continue reading Year 5, Day 112
It was a rainy morning this week when Miles and I were wondering how to get to the car without getting too wet. "Wait!!" Miles exclaimed. "I know!!!" The only thing that makes this kid happier than splashing in puddles is getting the chance to try out his new Paw Patrol umbrella!
When I walked up to Miles's daycare at pickup time earlier this week, I was surprised to spot him in my peripheral vision approaching across the grass come from an adjacent building. "Daddy!" he called, as genuinely excited as I've ever heard him. "I'm not in daycare anymore! I'm in the fours class across the … Continue reading Year 5, Day 110
Today, after enduring three days of escalating hell-like temperatures, our AC was finally serviced. The house was still cooling back down when I left to pick up Miles from daycare, but I still enthusiastically relayed the news once we were in the car. "Buddy, I've got good news," I started. "The air conditioner is working … Continue reading Year 5, Day 109
Day three of no AC in the house, combined with an out-of-town work trip for Jaclyn, meant only one thing -- Miles and I were going out for dinner. "What do you want to eat for dinner?" I asked Miles as we pulled away from daycare this evening. "PANCAKES!" Miles declared without hesitation. "I know … Continue reading Year 5, Day 108