The best nights, as you can probably imagine, are the ones where I get home around 10:30 after working all day and hosting a trivia show to find that Miles is both still awake and screaming at the top of his lungs. Last night was one of those nights. This time, however, he seemed to … Continue reading Year 4, Day 152
When Jaclyn called me between work and trivia tonight, she naturally reported that Miles was "being a butt." In an effort to help him improve his attitude, I asked her to see if she could get him on the phone with me. "No!" he cried. "I don't wanna talk to Daddy!" "Well what about the … Continue reading Year 4, Day 151
I had a pretty fitful sleep last night, and I spent most of the time between 2:30 and 5:00 in varying degrees of consciousness. During that time, Miles's monitor was almost completely silent, save for one moment around 4:30, when he said, clear as day, "I need you to hold my hand." Pretty amazing that … Continue reading Year 4, Day 150: Sounds of the Night-time XI
When on a road trip, however short or long it might be, Miles always likes to be prepared. Which, in his case, means bringing a banana half as big as he is. "Daddy look at me! I'm a gorilla!" - Miles
Taking a cue from Jeff Bezos, Miles and I headed to the park today to attempt our own suborbital rocket launch. WE HAVE LIFTOFF Sadly, this rocket only went about twenty feet high. But a launch is a launch, right?
When I was three years old, one of the most pivotal television shows of my childhood debuted, one that dominated my life and fueled my imagination and interest in action figures and accessories (until the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon showed up in '87, at least): He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. It seemed … Continue reading Year 4, Day 147
When we left the house for Miles's dentist appointment today, my son had a simple request. "I want to see the dentist not put something in my mouth," he said. I shrugged. "Well, the dentist is going to have to put something in your mouth, buddy." Miles grappled with this for a moment. "No!" he … Continue reading Year 4, Day 146
I arrived home from my trivia show last night to find someone up way past his bedtime... Miles was just peering out of his window, waiting for me to pull up in the driveway. I quickly made my way upstairs to find the other half of my family was at least fast asleep. Miles was … Continue reading Year 4, Day 145
Nintendo's Mario Kart series is famous for throwing moving obstacles at players on nearly every course. When we're playing Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, Miles manages to fill the role of "huge, moving obstacle" pretty well.
Because I didn't post this the other day, Miles has completed his transformation into a diligent consumer: Why do I feel like we're going to end up with WAY more cottage cheese than we really need?