With Hurricane Ian out of our lives and everyone in the house healthy again, the desire to get out of the house and have a nice dinner was high for at least two of us. Miles, thankfully, was at least tolerant of our outing to Full Moon Oyster Bar in Concord, where Jaclyn and I … Continue reading Year 5, Day 218
Hurricane Ian is carving a destructive swath across Florida and the Carolinas today. Having lived through Hurricane Hugo, I've witnessed firsthand just how devastating these storms can be, and I completely understood why Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools made the decision to switch to remote learning for today despite the fact that the worst damage I saw was … Continue reading Year 5, Day 217: Baby’s First Day of Remote Learning!
With Hurricane Ian continuing its lurching trek across the southeast US, we received an email this afternoon letting us know that Miles's school would be going remote tomorrow. This, however, got a bit buried, because just before that we received our first (of what I am absolutely certain will be MANY in the years to … Continue reading Year 5, Day 216: Baby’s First School Lockdown!
This, somehow, is the face of a child who has just obtained copies of his parents' business cards. "I'll have my people call your people!"
Miles and I were laying on the bed together, quietly gazing up at the ceiling. Each of us was surely lost in our own thoughts, and while I'm not sure what he was thinking about, I was marveling at the moment. It's always amazing to think about the not-so-little human in the bed next to … Continue reading Year 5, Day 214
As I was getting ready to retire to bed last night, I heard a sudden, repeating sound coming from Miles's room that was loud enough to make me jump. I darted over to his door and opened it to find Miles sitting straight up in bed, looking directly at me, and blowing quick, rhythmic raspberries … Continue reading Year 5, Day 213: Sounds of the Night-time XII
When Miles decorates Halloween cookies, it's always punctuated by taking bites out of his canvas.
Good grief. Miles is ACTUALLY better at Super Punch-Out than I am. Look at those energy bars! How does he DO it?!
As suggested by yesterday's post, being home sick can really turn an already behaviorally-challenged child into an unruly mess of humanity. By dinnertime last night, Miles's failure to listen warranted being sent to his room for time-out. After several minutes (long enough for us, at least, to eat in peace), we went back to Miles's … Continue reading Year 5, Day 210
Today is Miles's fourth day home sick, and my first full day home helping Jaclyn with him, and tensions are running high. This morning, as I was trying to get Miles dressed (or, at the very least, out of his dirty pull-up) and his teeth brushed, he became agitated enough to declare to me, "I'm … Continue reading Year 5, Day 209