Jaclyn and Miles have both been a bit under the weather this week, so it was no surprise when both of them were still asleep this morning well beyond the point that any alarm clocks went off. Jaclyn agreed to take Miles to daycare later on, and I headed out the door.
I tried to be as quiet as possible, but the moment Miles heard the front door start to crack open, he was wide awake and yelling from his room. “Dadaaaa! Bah-bahhhhh!”
Miles is no fool — he knows his morning routine extremely well this point (even as he regularly struggles against it). Even though we were deviating from the norm this morning, there was no way I was going to just walk out the door after hearing him call out for me.
I backed up, entered his room, and lifted him out of his bed, taking a few minutes to engage with him (and yes, change his extremely dirty diaper) before heading to work. I was a few minutes late, but those moments are worth everything.