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!
Like most kids, Miles loves singing, whether that entails bursting into spontaneous song or following along to something he's listening to. One of his favorite things to sing along to is the Sony Pictures Television logo at the end of Jeopardy! each night.
Miles had high hopes that he could stay home from school this morning and have a movie day instead. As soon as he got out of bed he grabbed a few carefully chosen films off the shelf.
Consuming meals can be a lengthy process for Miles, especially if he's watching TV. Sometimes he needs a little nudge to remember there's food in front of him. During lunch today, Miles was noticeably neglecting the single remaining chicken nugget on his plate. As he gazed at the television, I leaned in and eyed the food."Hey … Continue reading Year 3, Day 159
Miles tries to "make good use" of all the toilet paper he pulled off the roll.
In a move that will come as no surprise to regular readers, Miles woke up insisting that we obtain ice cream today. Hey, I can think of worse Friday night rituals!
Miles's love of ice cream has reached questionable levels. This isn't the first time he's tried to eat a picture of food in a book.
A couple nights ago, Miles started talking about someone he called "Miss Gabby." It was a name we hadn't heard before, so we started asking some questions."Is Miss Gabby a teacher at school?""No.""Is Miss Gabby a friend at school?""No.""Do you see Miss Gabby at home or at school?""At home.""Where do you see Miss Gabby at … Continue reading Year 3, Day 155
Some families chart the growth of children with notch marks on the wall. We just stand the kid next to the trash can.
One of Miles's new favorite things to do on our drives to and from daycare is to point out Bank of America Stadium as we drive past. "Daddy!" he'll call from the backseat. "Gonna see the football stadium!" We've talked about the sport, the fact that the team that plays there is called the Panthers, … Continue reading Year 3, Day 153
There's a scene in a classic flashback episode of The Simpsons in which Homer is playing with baby Bart, pretending to grab his nose. "Got your nose!" "Got your wallet!" Bart replies, snatching the wallet from Homer's pocket and running immediately to the toilet, where he flushes it. Anyway, I was folding laundry today when … Continue reading Year 3, Day 152