As is his wont, Miles casually announced, "I got a boo-boo," this afternoon. This is a nearly daily proclamation at this point, and I asked my usual follow-up. "How'd you get that one?" "From when I fell on the playground in the wood chips at school." I offered an observation. "Miles," I said, "it seems … Continue reading Year 4, Day 113
As we were driving down I-77 this evening, Miles pointed at a random building. "Look!" he said. "There's the coffee shop!" "Miles, that isn't a coffee shop!" I said. "He's only saying that because we went to Rhino Market to get coffee the other day," Jaclyn clarified. "And he had to get THREE lollipops -- … Continue reading Year 4, Day 112
Miles may be getting a little too comfortable with crashing my trivia shows...
In the interest of having something for breakfast this morning, I snagged a banana on my way to the door. This was, as you might expect, a big mistake, since Miles never wants anything more than something YOU have that HE does not. Within seconds, Miles was reduced to a limp mass of toddler on … Continue reading Year 4, Day 110
My phone rang when I was driving between jobs tonight, and while I expected to hear Jaclyn on the other end, I was met with, "DADDY!!!" "Hey, buddy!" I said. "DADDY!" he merrily shrieked again. "Yeah, it's me!" I said. "How are you doing, buddy?" My question went unacknowledged. "DADDY!" Then he hung up. A … Continue reading Year 4, Day 109
My staycation is over, and I had to get to work early this morning -- too early, in fact, to take Miles to daycare. I stopped by his room on the way out of the house to say goodbye and wish him well, although he was predictably crabby and didn't want to get out of … Continue reading Year 4, Day 108
Jaclyn went out to lunch with a friend today, which meant Miles and I were free to go where Mommy would never tread: the recently opened Day & Night Cereal Bar in Uptown. The last time I went to a cereal bar was during our trip to Colorado back in 2018, a time when Miles … Continue reading Year 4, Day 107
Shuttling the young prince out of our local Lowe's this afternoon.
Jaclyn: "Okay, Miles, I need to hold your hand when we're crossing the street." Miles: "I don't have hands today. Only arms."
Miles recently started swim classes again after taking last year off (for obvious reasons). While he wasn't having any of it the first evening, he's warmed up more and more with each successive class. It doesn't hurt that he gets a treat at the end of the session, food being the exceptional motivator it is … Continue reading Year 4, Day 104