"Miles, what number comes after 15?" "Sixteen!" "Right! And what number comes after 16?" "Seventeen!" "Yeah! And what comes after 17?" "Lollipops!"
Two-thirds of the people living in our house absolutely HATE getting out of bed in the morning. Jaclyn's felt more tired than usual lately, which means that we're much closer to 100% at this point and that getting out the door for work in the morning has started to turn into a mad rush. Considering … Continue reading Year 3, Day 204
With a rare morning off today, I wasn't exactly in a hurry to get out of bed. When Miles finally came into the room, he was eager to take advantage of this, clambering up into the bed and plopping down beside me. "I'm going to tell you a story, daddy!" he declared, clearly seeing an … Continue reading Year 3, Day 203
Exactly when and how do we develop our senses of humor? I had hoped that parenting would have shed some light on this for me, but its frankly left me more befuddled than I was before. I can understand how children develop an understanding of what they think is funny. It all starts with the … Continue reading Year 3, Day 202
Mommy brings Miles a surprise from the store (a Halloween pumpkin) in three photographs.
Miles found a piece of cardboard today and immediately wanted to start hitting things with it. But knowing how much he's interested in pirates and treasure, I decided to try redirecting his predilection for physicality into something a little more constructive. "Hey! Let's make a treasure map!" Despite my best efforts to talk him out … Continue reading Year 3, Day 200
Yes, Miles actually decided to try eating my face last night. What can I say -- the kid is hyped for the new football season!
I brought home one of this year's Free Comic Book Day offerings for Miles and his eyes absolutely lit up when I handed the book (Owly by Andy Runton) to him. "It's my comic book!" he beamed. If my life is any indication, I've just created a monster.
We were barely a quarter mile from the house this morning when Miles said something that almost made me screech to a halt. "It a octagon!" ...what? Surely I heard that wrong. "What did you say, buddy?" "It a octagon, daddy!" We had just passed a stop sign, true, but...come on. Could my two-year-old already … Continue reading Year 3, Day 197
One of Miles's current favorite activities is underscored every time he issues an emphatic call to action: "We gotta solve a mystery!" I'm not sure which of the shows he watches resulted in this specific interest, but as a fan of the genre I'm delighted to know that Miles has developed an interest in the … Continue reading Year 3, Day 196