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!
In an effort to replicate his daycare experience at home, Jaclyn acquired a small table and chairs for Miles to use. This morning, he dragged one of the chairs across the house and instructed me to sit.
Miles reads a lot of books about animals and knows most of the major animal sounds at this point, so today we thought we'd take his animal experience to a new level. We've taken him to an wildlife preserve before and his love of dogs is well-documented, but today we wanted to bring him a … Continue reading Year 2, Day 229
The end of last week brought with it a day that suckers like me spend all year waiting for: the day new Star Wars products go on sale. Triple Force Friday (so dubbed because consumers -- again, like me -- will be spending three times what they usually do on groceries to obtain hunks of … Continue reading Year 2, Day 228
Every time Miles gets in the car, some form of the following conversation happens between us: Me: "Do you want to listen to some music?" Miles: (clicks tongue, nods) Me: "How about some Barenaked Ladies?" Miles: "Elmo." Me: "The Beatles?" Miles: "Elmo." Me: "Weird Al?" Miles: "Elmo." Me: "The Stones? How about the Stones?" Inevitably, … Continue reading Year 2, Day 227
Miles looked through the glass door and saw his babysitter approaching just after we arrived home tonight. He immediately did this: And yet, the second she mentioned going outside to look for birds, Miles embraced her, turned back to me, and said, "Bye-bye!" with a dismissive wave. Talk about mixed signals.
Miles has brought a few art projects home from school at this point, but today's was the first one he was visibly proud of. He held it up for me when I arrived at daycare tonight, and I asked him what it was. "Apple!" he replied, pointing at the colored cutouts affixed to the paper. … Continue reading Year 2, Day 225
The real challenge isn't putting the puzzle together, but locating all of the pieces Miles leaves in random places around the house.