Year 2, Day 40

Miles seems to have reached a turning point lately in his ongoing relationship with Lisa, his babysitter. Although he still fusses occasionally as we leave him on the nights when she’s helping us out, he’s become more and more acclimated (dare I say…enthused?) to having her there (perhaps because she almost immediately takes him outside and tries to fulfill his request to see birds).

Today, as Jaclyn and I were leaving to go watch the Charlotte Symphony play the entire score to the original Star Wars, Lisa carried Miles out onto the porch. Instead of wailing desperately as he watched us leave, he started waving and, with a smile, said, “Bah-bah!” It’s a small thing, but it makes leaving him for a few hours a much less guilt-inducing experience.

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