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!
Vaguely recalling something Jaclyn had mentioned last night about needing to stop by Target, and finding myself with a little time to kill between the day job and the evening job, I stopped by Target this evening just to see if I happened to run into my family. While I assumed it would be easy … Continue reading Year 4, Day 207
"Cheers!" Miles said as he tapped his shrimp against mine. Just a normal dinner...with normal customs.
With Jaclyn and I out of town for the wedding, Miles was left with his Aunt Andrea and Uncle Scott last night. Given his...nightly tendencies of late, not to mention his general noncompliance, I was prepared to hear that the evening had been taxing and that sleep had not come easily. Perhaps it helped that … Continue reading Year 4, Day 205
I left Charlotte yesterday to oversee the wedding of my friends Richard and Renee, leaving Miles and Jaclyn alone for a night. Before I went to bed following the rehearsal dinner, I received a voicemail that Google graciously transcribed for me. If you think listening to the actual message was any clearer, you are incorrect. … Continue reading Year 4, Day 204
While Miles mercifully waited until around 5:00 this morning to start screaming for us and banging on his door, I once again found myself imploring him to stop doing that every night and just let his mother and I get one damned night of peaceful sleep. "I wasn't screaming," Miles corrected. "I was calling for … Continue reading Year 4, Day 203
With Miles still feeling a little under the weather and staying home from daycare today, I texted Jaclyn to check in on him around midday. She responded with this: So yeah. He's feeling better.
Miles came home from daycare feeling sick today, and we knew he was being authentic because the first thing he did when he got in the house was curl up under a blanket on the couch. "What's going on, bud?" I asked when I walked through the door. "I'm not feelin' very good," he muttered. … Continue reading Year 4, Day 201
The completely normal way we typically try to leave the house.
We're never certain of the cause when Miles is jostled from his slumber at night. I've speculated that it might be a loud car on the road nearby. Sometimes it's my own opening of the garage door that does the trick. And it's reasonable to think that sometimes it's just a bad dream and an … Continue reading Year 4, Day 199
The opportunities the past two years have afforded us to see some of our closest family members have been greatly diminished, which has been difficult for a number of reasons, not the least of which is robbing Miles's aunts, uncles, and grandparents of the chance to see him at various developmental stages. This weekend, however, … Continue reading Year 4, Day 198