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!
When I was three years old, one of the most pivotal television shows of my childhood debuted, one that dominated my life and fueled my imagination and interest in action figures and accessories (until the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon showed up in '87, at least): He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. It seemed … Continue reading Year 4, Day 147
When we left the house for Miles's dentist appointment today, my son had a simple request. "I want to see the dentist not put something in my mouth," he said. I shrugged. "Well, the dentist is going to have to put something in your mouth, buddy." Miles grappled with this for a moment. "No!" he … Continue reading Year 4, Day 146
I arrived home from my trivia show last night to find someone up way past his bedtime... Miles was just peering out of his window, waiting for me to pull up in the driveway. I quickly made my way upstairs to find the other half of my family was at least fast asleep. Miles was … Continue reading Year 4, Day 145
Nintendo's Mario Kart series is famous for throwing moving obstacles at players on nearly every course. When we're playing Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, Miles manages to fill the role of "huge, moving obstacle" pretty well.
Because I didn't post this the other day, Miles has completed his transformation into a diligent consumer: Why do I feel like we're going to end up with WAY more cottage cheese than we really need?
Miles discovers one of the side-effects of lollipop consumption: the color-changing tongue.
We went out for lunch today, and Miles insisted that these would be the sitting arrangements: Yes, I was ordered to sit at a completely different table with my back to my family. But hey, I'll do whatever it takes for him to eat his lunch without a fuss.
I always knew parenthood was going to be a life-altering experience, but I remain surprised in the random, subtle ways being a father has changed me. The latest example came tonight, when my buddy Franklin and I went to see a movie (Pig starring Nicolas Cage, if you were curious). As a longtime movie theater … Continue reading Year 4, Day 140
Last weekend, Miles was invited to a birthday party for his buddy Chase from daycare. While I wasn't able to join Jaclyn and Miles, Jaclyn did tell me that when Miles arrived, he was introduced by Chase's mom thusly: "This is Chase's best friend!" Maybe it's because I really only see Miles at home, where … Continue reading Year 4, Day 139
A completely typical exchange between Jaclyn and me: Jaclyn: "Ugh! Miles! What did you do to my couch?" Me: "Miles!" (Then, to Jaclyn...) "What is it?" Jaclyn (inspecting couch): "I can't tell if it's boogers or peanut butter."