Overheard tonight, while Miles was in the bathtub: Jaclyn: "Miles, do you need to go potty?" Miles, in the bathtub, as he produces no less than ten sustained seconds of fart bubbles: "Uhhhhhh..."
With the exception of the brief time I spent with him as he fell asleep last night, I haven't gotten to see much of Miles the last couple days. Normally, Thursday nights are a time for us to rectify this and hang out a bit. But, as any movie fan with a pulse knows, tonight … Continue reading Year 5, Day 69
Today was...rough. For a number of reasons, both personal and professional, I returned home after another long Wednesday feeling completely battered. As I pulled into the driveway and pushed the button to open the garage, I craned my neck, as I always do, to look up to Miles's bedroom window and see if he's asleep … Continue reading Year 5, Day 68
This past Saturday, I snuck away for a few hours to hit up the grand opening Limited Run Games's brick-and-mortar store in Cary, NC. While I was there, I picked up a copy of Return of the Obra-Dinn, one of my "pandemic games" and one of the best gaming experiences I've had in recent years. … Continue reading Year 5, Day 67
I don't know what Jaclyn implied Miles was going eat for dinner, but he was fast with his counter proposal. "NO," he declared. "I want chicken and waffles!" "Hey, he's the one who said it!"
Learning about conductivity courtesy of Steve Spangler science.
Hosting trivia at Legion Brewing for as long as I have has made me part of the family at that fine establishment. Which means I occasionally get invited to events like tonight's "Friends and Family" preview for their new location on Morehead St. Jaclyn and I were happy, to say the least, to make a … Continue reading Year 5, Day 64
For Family Movie Night this week, Miles asked to watch "a Star Wars movie with Luke, Obi-Wan, and Darth Vader in it." Wouldn't you know, I had JUST the movie. Miles has watched a lot of bits and pieces of Star Wars movies over the years, but I think this may be the first time … Continue reading Year 5, Day 63
One of Miles's favorite times of day (and mine too) is during that brief window between lying down and falling asleep. Miles often wants his back, cheek, or head rubbed while I cuddle close with him, and I'll typically oblige until he finally drifts off (which I do sometimes too). Tonight, once I was pretty … Continue reading Year 5, Day 62
A Portrait of Mommy - Miles Martin, 2022. Chalk on concrete.