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!
Miles often displays a high degree of curiosity about things as well as an ability to make connections and conclusions based on the evidence he observes. This makes it extra funny to see, as a parent, when he's completely off base. "Hey, what animal this comes from?" he asked tonight, regarding the macaroni and cheese … Continue reading Year 4, Day 318
This evening while we were trying to get some vintage (good God, where have the years gone??) games running, Miles offered to help with a wisdom beyond his years. He must have seen me try this method at one point, but I'm surprised it stuck so quickly. https://videopress.com/v/VJGJYVOz?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata Sure, he blew onto the cartridge instead … Continue reading Year 4, Day 317
"I need to go potty," Miles announced this evening, prompting me to pause the episode of Paw Patrol he was watching and escort him to the bathroom. I've always found time spent in the bathroom to be some of the best "thinking time" I can get, given the solitude and white noise of the fan. … Continue reading Year 4, Day 316
Lying in bed last night, Miles spontaneously started singing. "Frosty the Snowman, was a jolly happy snow.He was made of snow but the children know,How he came to life one day.There must have been some magic in that old silk hat they found,For when they placed it on his head he began to dance around.Frosty … Continue reading Year 4, Day 315
Today was a day I didn't even know I needed to dread yet, as I assumed it was still at least three or four years away. Miles, in all earnestness, requested his own cell phone. "I want to get a real phone so I can talk to somebody," he said, unsolicited, as we pulled up … Continue reading Year 4, Day 314
There was a knock at the door, and I open it to find Miles declaring, "I'm Batman! This is my cape! And this is my Batmobile! Now can you push me, Daddy?" What was I supposed to say? "No?"
After dealing with some seasonal congestion the last couple weeks, I've finally started shaking my winter funk. That's not to say that I don't still have to cough and hack a little, especially in the morning, which prompted the following conversation with Miles on the way to daycare. "Are you still sick?" he asked. "No … Continue reading Year 4, Day 312
Miles has taken his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles phase to the next level. He came into the room where I was working today with two chair legs crammed down the back of his shirt and proclaimed, "Look! I'm Leonardo!" He then pointed him out on the spine of my Ninja Turtles VHS tapes, like I … Continue reading Year 4, Day 311
Miles doesn't voluntarily pose for pictures often, but when he does he insists on holding weird props. Whatever it takes to get a good photo, kid!
To celebrate the new year, Miles and I decided to try out our new waffle maker for the first time. Miles is obsessed with the possibilities this new device presents, and he insisted on helping prep the meal. FACT: He started stirring about 10 seconds before this photo was taken, then stopped about 5 seconds … Continue reading Year 4, Day 309