As Miles has consumed more media and started having more complex, intentional conversations with people, he's started to deepen his well of common phrases and idioms. Recently, when he picked up some of his toys in the living room, he casually tossed one of them out. "Easy peasy," he said, finishing the tried and true … Continue reading Year 5, Day 200
It warms my Star Wars-loving heart to see Miles look at his distorted reflection in my car door and say, "Look! I'm Cad Bane!" Whatever you say, kid!
"It says, 'Miles gets to eat his muffins and no one else gets any'," Miles said as he consulted the Costco receipt.
For the last couple of weeks, Miles has been asking me to put his tent up for a "camp out." Since Jaclyn was hosting a ladies' night downstairs this evening, I thought tonight would be the perfect time for a camping trip. Of course Miles's grand plan was for BOTH of us to sleep in … Continue reading Year 5, Day 197
For anyone wondering how Miles's drawing is progressing, he brought this picture home from school today: When asked if this was a picture of our house, Miles responded in the negative. "It's the house where Brie was," he clarified (meaning the home of our neighbor who was watching Brie while I was at work last … Continue reading Year 5, Day 196
As he's gotten more adept at using controllers and remotes, Miles has gotten a little more aggressive about seeing exactly what all these devices will do. For example, he's figured out how to edit his Netflix profile:
Day two of Jaclyn's work trip to a FAIR FULL OF FRIED FOODS WITHOUT ME, and mercifully I had a babysitter tonight. With Miles having just experienced his first two consecutive days of preschool, and knowing he got to bed pretty late last night, I assumed she'd have as pretty easy night getting him bathed … Continue reading Year 5, Day 194
Jaclyn had to make a relatively last-minute trip to the Ohio State Fair for work today*, leaving me alone to contend with Miles and Brie. Fortunately, our vet tech neighbor saw to Brie today while I was at work, and yes, Miles was in school for the better part of the day, but what WASN'T … Continue reading Year 5, Day 193
I picked up the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Cowabunga Collection for Nintendo Switch last week, and with all the time he's spent playing Shredder's Revenge with me, it should come as no surprise that Miles was overjoyed to find we now had THIRTEEN more Turtles games to play, including the very game that vexed him … Continue reading Year 5, Day 192
When I was about Miles's age, I had a tape recorder that, aside from listening to actual cassettes on, I would regularly record music from my record player (mostly Disney and Chipmunks stuff) and, from time to time, sing into myself. Most of the songs I'd perform were TV themes, like Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, … Continue reading Year 5, Day 191