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!
An update on Miles's sticker chart: it's been working well so far! In fact, this was the first week since he started that Miles was able to earn all of his stickers, which meant that he finally earned the ultimate reward of eternal life ice cream. It's also the first time he's reached the second … Continue reading Year 5, Day 79
Miles got an invitation to his buddy Isaac's birthday party today, and while he was extremely eager (and patient) when it came time to pledge fealty and honor Isaac with a gift... But Miles was really here for one reason: BOUNCE HOUSE. Pictured here with Isaac's brother Zachary, whose first birthday a couple years back … Continue reading Year 5, Day 78
"Do you want to get the SPRAY??" Miles asked, doing what you see below as I sat on the couch next to him. "Eww!" I said. "Like a skunk?" "No!" he said. "Like a honey badger!" Ah yes, the more obvious of the two animals. Either way, gross.
One of the hardest adjustments for...let's say certain people upon entering parenthood is the constant self-monitoring for swear words. Obviously, we don't want to promote the sort of language that delights adults but will get small kids kicked out of school around children. Well, on a personal level, all I really have to say is … Continue reading Year 5, Day 76
This is a couple days late, but in addition to attending Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, we also headed down to Fort Mill, SC to visit the annual Strawberry Festival. Full disclosure, I wasn't sure what we were doing until we got there and I saw vendors, carnival rides, and (yes) a wrestling ring. … Continue reading Year 5, Day 75
Miles has clearly had enough of me and Jaclyn having nights out. Tonight, when prepping Miles for another night where I'm off hosting trivia, Jaclyn asked, "Are we going to have Miles and Mommy night?" "No!" he countered. "We're going to have Daddy and Mommy night!" "Daddy and Mommy night?" Jaclyn asked, pondering the obvious. … Continue reading Year 5, Day 74
So Miles knows Spanish now. https://videopress.com/v/U2qw5eV7?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true
Having made a special bracelet (or "bracelip," as he calls it) at German school yesterday, Miles was fully prepared for Mother's Day this year. "We have to hide it from Mommy!" he declared as I picked him up yesterday. "Don't worry, buddy," I assured him, "I'll take care of it." This morning, Jaclyn gave us … Continue reading Year 5, Day 72
The loosening of COVID restrictions means the return of one of my favorite holidays: Free Comic Book Day! Miles has attended this event with me before, but I think this is probably the first year he'll 1) remember it and 2) get excited about it. I went to my regular shop, Heroes Aren't Hard to … Continue reading Year 5, Day 71
Overheard tonight, while Miles was in the bathtub: Jaclyn: "Miles, do you need to go potty?" Miles, in the bathtub, as he produces no less than ten sustained seconds of fart bubbles: "Uhhhhhh..."