Pictured: the smirk of a child who just successfully forced his mother to chase him all over the place as she tried to clean his poopy butt. He's a stinker in more ways than one.
With the governor loosening some COVID restrictions this past week, playgrounds have finally reopened. Miles could not be happier about it, especially considering we were headed to a park in Black Mountain this morning. TAKE ME TO THE SLIDE! After a nice walk around the lake, Miles got to experience the joys (and initial trepidation) … Continue reading Year 3, Day 194
As we were settling in at our weekend residence yesterday, Jaclyn very quickly and decisively let me know I'd be sharing a room with Miles. As such, this was the last thing I saw last night: And this was the first thing I saw this morning: The first thing I HEARD, incidentally, was, "DADDY WAKE … Continue reading Year 3, Day 193
After six months of limited contact with the outside world, we're finally able to (hopefully) release the pressure valve that is threatening to create a Shining-like scenario in our home. Today we departed Charlotte for the first time in months for a weekend in the mountains of western NC. We've all been looking forward to … Continue reading Year 3, Day 192
We clearly need to start regulating what Miles is watching on TV more heavily. I don't know what exactly is going on here, but it certainly doesn't look appropriate for toddlers.
Jaclyn picked up some new running shoes today, and Miles wasted no time removing them from their box and putting the shoes where they belong. He then brought the empty box to the back door (for transportation to the recycling bin) and carried the paper from inside the box (which it later seemed was his … Continue reading Year 3, Day 190
Despite all evidence to the contrary, summer actually happened again this year. And yet, without the road trips and social experiences, Miles's musical intake and enjoyment was a bit more limited than in years past. As you'll see, most of his most requested songs hail from shows he's watched on Disney+. Despite both the limited … Continue reading Year 3, Day 189: Miles’s Top Five Summer Jams, 2020 Edition
While we're still largely keeping Miles's time outside the house limited to daycare and playing in the yard, we're doing our best to make sure he stays in touch with his friends elsewhere in the world. Yesterday, Miles chatted with his Canadian pen pal, Eamon. They were able to discuss their mutual love of Elmo. … Continue reading Year 3, Day 188
It's been a rough week. My uncle, who met Miles during our eventful trip to New York and back a couple years ago, passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer. And Friday night, just as Jaclyn and I were getting ready to go to bed, news broke that actor Chadwick Boseman had also passed … Continue reading Year 3, Day 187
As Jaclyn felt it necessary to mention about fifty times before 10 AM, today was "Boys Day" for me and Miles, as Jaclyn was getting some much-needed alone time this morning. And what, exactly, did this mean for us? Well first, it meant we were coordinating our outfits: The pizza shirts are always a big … Continue reading Year 3, Day 186