Year 2, Day 274

Miles and I have a new game we’ve been playing lately, primarily when we get home from daycare. To be fair, I’m not sure if Miles realizes it’s a game, although he’s the one who always kicks it off.

“Where mommy go?” he’ll ask, usually shrugging for emphasis.

It’s the game of finding mommy after not seeing her for an extended period of time, whether after a day at school of after a night of sleep (as was the case today). In fact, this morning I woke to the sound of Miles’s voice asking the question.

“Where do you think mommy is?” I’ll reply.

At this, Miles will either shrug, mumble something, and start wandering around the house looking for her or he’ll point immediately to the bathroom and say, “Ite deh.”

The best thing about this game is his reaction when Jaclyn finally emerges from wherever she’s been unintentionally hiding. Miles will gasp, laugh, jump up and down, and (as long as he’s able to) run over to her and wrap his arms around her legs. It’s a reminder that it’s just as heartwarming to watch Miles shower his adoration on others as it is to be on the receiving end of it.

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