Since the quarantine started, day to day life in the house hasn't been easy. Not only has it been next to impossible for us to work full-time and take care of Miles simultaneously, but Miles is continuing to grow and develop, and we've been persistently worried about his engagement during the day. As frustrating as … Continue reading Year 3, Day 91
I was trying to get Miles to put his pants on this morning. We were going to spend Memorial Day with Aunt Andrea and Uncle Scott, as well as (and I figured this would get Miles good and excited) their dog, Pickles. Despite the promise of doggy time, Miles was screaming and disagreeable throughout my … Continue reading Year 3, Day 90
North Carolina cautiously (perhaps less so, in some areas) entered "Phase 2" of reopening this weekend, and while we're perfectly fine continuing to avoid gathering places at the moment, there was one thing Jaclyn insisted on doing for Miles as soon as possible.
A couple weeks ago, I wrote about Miles helping his mother unload groceries. Well, he's finally bringing those groceries to the actual kitchen. Of course, he's bringing them in one at a time, but progress is progress.
Miles may have inherited his great-grandfather's affinity for puzzles.
It hasn't been easy parenting while both Jaclyn and I are still working between 30 and 40 hours every week. As such, certain unsavory sacrifices have been necessary, including foregoing our parental duties periodically and allowing the television to step in and parent a bit. We agreed early in our careers as parents to avoid … Continue reading Year 3, Day 86: Miles’s Top Five Quarantine Shows
When parenting* during the workday, Jaclyn and I do our best to tag team. One of us (which, given the number of meetings I have on a given day, is usually me) sequesters ourself in another room while the other (which, sadly, is usually Jaclyn) sits at the dining table to work and care for … Continue reading Year 3, Day 85