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 has fought using the bottom of his feet in any practical way for months now, resorting screaming, falling to his knees, or crawling away from us as quickly as possible in a never-ending quest to avoid personal growth. But today, Miles finally took a step in the right direction. Normally, when held by the … Continue reading Year 2, Day 70 – Operation: Babywalk Update!
This morning, while Jaclyn was preoccupied with her sister's ongoing bachelorette weekend, I took Miles up to north Charlotte to visit with some friends and amble about for a bit. We stopped in at the Flying Saucer, and while I partook of an adult beverage, Miles opted to flirt with the waitstaff.
If there's one reason I couldn't wait to have kids one day...it's probably because I know eventually I'll be able to draft them to clean up after dinner. But if there's another reason, it's that I've always been eager to share Free Comic Book Day with them. For almost 20 years now, the first Saturday … Continue reading Year 2, Day 68: Baby’s First Free Comic Book Day!
Whether due to teething, hunger, or general mischievousness, Miles has been getting up in the middle of the night with growing consistency. And while he always leads off with fussing from his bed, he brightens up the second we bring him into our bedroom. Sleeping should be the easiest behavior in the world for us … Continue reading Year 2, Day 67
It's obvious, just from reflecting on my own tendencies over the years, that children pick up a lot from their parents, from emotional responses to physical tics and behaviors. And yet, at least once a day Miles will do something that I can't help but wonder as to the origin of, as it clearly isn't … Continue reading Year 2, Day 66
Within the last few weeks, Miles has grown both increasingly adept at and interested in opening cabinets and drawers. While the protective locks on the kitchen cabinets have made this an unfulfilling pursuit for him, he has found better success with other such installations. Oftentimes, we don't even realize he's been in a drawer until … Continue reading Year 2, Day 65
Fake sneezing is all the rage with kids these days, it seems. Here's Miles learning how to smell flowers in the backyard.