Miles recently moved into the two-year-old class at daycare, a major transition to be sure. Even in the days leading up to the move, he was already talking about his new room, the other kids in the class, and his new teacher.While he's a bit sheepish about the new environment each morning at drop-off, he's … Continue reading Year 3, Day 2
Two years. As hard as it is to believe, Miles joined our family two years ago today. To say that he's the most important person in my life is really underselling it; the relationship a parent has with a child is unlike any other relationship they could have with another human being. Miles IS my … Continue reading Year 3, Day 1
We were on our ride home from daycare this evening when I let Miles know we were almost back at the house. "Issa," Miles said. He may not be fully aware of the days of the week or how a calendar works, but he clearly still recognized that today was the day he typically sees … Continue reading Year 2, Day 365
NBC's The Voice is back for a new season, which means our Monday night ritual of having The Voice on in the background while we clean up and get Miles ready for bed has also returned.The more he watches the show, the more Miles gets into it. He sings along as performers take the stage, … Continue reading Year 2, Day 364
Concerning the blistering annoyance of most children's music, I find that it's seldom the song itself that proves grating, but the frequency with which it's played that truly becomes the point of contention.Case in point: Miles has started frequently requesting "The Farm." "Farm!" he'll yell, usually when he's sitting at his table eating. "Farm!"And just … Continue reading Year 2, Day 363
Holy. MACKEREL. There are days (most of them), where despite the hardships, it's clear that being a parent is the most touching and rewarding experience of my life. Then there are days -- not many of them, but they're out there -- where I start to think about walking outside, climbing into the car, and … Continue reading Year 2, Day 362
This morning, Miles refused to leave the house without making sure Big Spider-Man was sitting in a big rocking chair and Little Spider-Man was sitting in a small one. He may only be about two years old, but he definitely treats his friends hospitably.