It's been over a year now since we last drove to Myrtle Beach to see my parents, and while video chat has helped keep my parents in Miles's life, we thought that we would make a quick trip down for his birthday. Despite the eight hours of driving it meant for me today, everyone was … Continue reading Year 4, Day 2: Miles’s Third Birthday – Part 2
More than any previous year, Miles is acutely aware that today is his birthday. It is perhaps for this reason that he was absolutely wired all day, rendering Jaclyn's attempt at working moot. As the day wound down, we decided to attempt soliciting some basic compliance with the promise of a couple birthday presents. It...didn't … Continue reading Year 4, Day 1: Miles’s Third Birthday – Part 1
Three years ago tomorrow (but only because of a leap year), we welcomed Miles into the world in what was, I think I can say for both of us, the most momentous day of our lives. Today, we celebrated one milestone with another; maybe not quite as monumental as the birth of a child, but … Continue reading Year 3, Day 366
Following possible COVID exposure at daycare a couple weeks ago, we've all been once again stuck at home during the workday. While we've since tested negative, Miles doesn't return to daycare until Monday. It has, once again, made the work week difficult to endure. On top of this, my job has been extraordinarily taxing lately, … Continue reading Year 3, Day 365
Pick a random time during the day and ask Miles what he wants to do. The answer you get will almost definitely be, "I wanna build a tower." Note the hands emphasizing the sheer scale of it. Miles has taken this hobby beyond obvious block-based construction. Put enough random objects in front of him and … Continue reading Year 3, Day 364
Every time Miles wants to have a stick fight, he always graciously finds stinks for both of us. And yes, mine is always about five inches long vs. his 1-2 foot-long choices. Did I mention he gets two?
The kid's kicking game is coming along nicely.
"Bye bye, Mommy! You're welcome!" he said as he left the blanket he had dragged across the house on the floor in another room.
Just a little dude, getting down on the playground.
Miles is very protective (or whiny, depending on your perspective) of certain things, one of which is music. If he has deemed something "his song" and you start singing it, you'd best be ready for a swift and decisive (and shrill and, yes, whiny) verbal assault. "No!" Miles will scream. "That's MY song! Don't do … Continue reading Year 3, Day 359