We're never certain of the cause when Miles is jostled from his slumber at night. I've speculated that it might be a loud car on the road nearby. Sometimes it's my own opening of the garage door that does the trick. And it's reasonable to think that sometimes it's just a bad dream and an … Continue reading Year 4, Day 199
The opportunities the past two years have afforded us to see some of our closest family members have been greatly diminished, which has been difficult for a number of reasons, not the least of which is robbing Miles's aunts, uncles, and grandparents of the chance to see him at various developmental stages. This weekend, however, … Continue reading Year 4, Day 198
Today, Miles started a weekend German program at the Deutsche Schule Charlotte. Every Saturday morning for the duration of the school year, Miles will attend a German language class (in the interest of achieving our ultimate goal -- sending him overseas so we can finally get a moment's peace). Miles's experience with new environments sans … Continue reading Year 4, Day 197
There was a time, not so long ago, when I had a comb. I hadn't seen it in days...until Miles busted into the bathroom and started "pew-pew"ing me with it, like it was a magic wand or something. Yeah, not sure I'm getting that thing back at this point.
I came home tonight to find that our house has a new protector. Why'd I even pay for a security system with this cat around?
Me: "Miles, are you ready to leave for daycare?" Miles: Yes, those are gloves on his feet.
I've felt a bit under the weather the last couple days, spending most of my time in bed. Having been sick himself recently, Miles has been determined to help me feel better (or, as he says, "I'll help feel you better"). One of the first things he did to fulfill that promise was to bring … Continue reading Year 4, Day 193
Jaclyn's cousin AnnMarie and her boyfriend Chris dropped by this weekend for a brief visit, and while Miles loved hamming it up with them, he also got a rare chance to interact with an artifact from the past. "Cheese!" - Miles, whether he's getting his picture taken or the one taking the picture
We all got up bright and early today so Jaclyn could participate in her first 10K (!), Charlotte's Around the Crown race. Miles in particular was really excited to go...until he learned that he wasn't going to be able to run with Mommy. He took the news predictably well. Nevertheless, once the race started and … Continue reading Year 4, Day 191
It's hard enough getting Miles to settle down and control himself for one social outing. Today, we had to do it twice, as we had two weddings to attend on the same day! Fortunately (and this is a big asterisk), the first one -- for our friend Melanie -- was attended virtually via Zoom, since … Continue reading Year 4, Day 190: Double Weddings!