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!
A little over a month ago, I sat waiting with bated breath to see the first episode of Disney+'s original Star Wars series The Mandalorian. Free of the shackles of characters named (or implied to be) Skywalker, I hoped the show would present an all-in look at different unscrupulous characters occupying the far corners of … Continue reading Year 2, Day 284: The Mandalorian is a Model for the Modern Parent
Tonight was bath night, and Jaclyn thought she might jazz things up a little this evening. Miles had his first bubble bath the other night, and tonight Jaclyn added even more to the mix with a soap that dyed the water...red. "Red?" I asked, still finishing my dinner at the table. "Red," Jaclyn repeated. I … Continue reading Year 2, Day 283
Just as his vocabulary is soaring, Miles's penchant for singing is rising at alarming rates as well. His music is starting to veer away from merely mimicking tones using a variety of babbling that at times sounds vaguely like the words he's trying to emulate but at other times is complete gibberish. Now he's actually … Continue reading Year 2, Day 282
Miles is picking up so many new words now that it can be hard to keep up with them all. There are days where his vocabulary seems to expand by almost 20 words. One word has been particularly notable over the last few days, not just because of Miles's use of it but also due … Continue reading Year 2, Day 281
Sound the alarm -- Miles has now eaten his first ice cream sandwich.
Miles is typically cautious around unfamiliar people, but he's especially nervous around my brother, his Uncle Ben. Ben has cerebral palsy and has been confined to a wheelchair for his whole life, and it's clear every time Miles sees him that he's never quite sure what to make of the situation. On Thursday, Miles wouldn't … Continue reading Year 2, Day 279
Amidst all the holiday craziness this weekend, Jaclyn and I managed to sneak away from Miles today to see a couple of movies. One of those movies was the Fred Rogers biopic A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. "Biopic" isn't quite the right term for the movie. It's not really about Fred Rogers's life. There … Continue reading Year 2, Day 278: A Sort-Of Review of A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood