As I was leaving Miles's room last night, I turned back and blew him a kiss. He responded by swatting the kiss out of the air. He then picked the kiss up from the bed where it had fallen and held it up. "I'm gonna throw your kiss in the trash when I wake up," … Continue reading Year 4, Day 101
Miles is steadily becoming more acquainted with video games, although the bowling in Nintendo's Clubhouse Games is pretty demanding in terms of hand(arm, leg)-eye coordination, especially when you're three. Fortunately, there IS a gutter guard option.
Miles was thrilled to learn that he'd be going to a baseball game today, as Jaclyn's annual company tradition returned after a COVID hiatus last year. What he didn't fully understand was that the actual playing of baseball would be left to the (semi)professionals. "No, I want to go down there and PLAY baseball." Despite … Continue reading Year 4, Day 99
Miles is getting increasingly good at playing mind games with us, learning our weaknesses and exploiting them in ways that are, frankly, horrifying considering he's only three. His primary tactic with me, which would surely get under my skin were it true, is exemplified by this recent exchange. I was introducing Miles to the Disney … Continue reading Year 4, Day 98
Mommy went out to dinner with friends tonight and expected us to stay home and eat leftovers. ...sure, OKAY MOM.
I arrived home last night to find the following sight awaiting me in my bed. Yeah, no WAY am I sleeping well tonight.
Miles proving that, even in a sea of hipsters at Optimist Hall, he's still the coolest guy in the zip code.
Convincing Miles to do just about anything is a real challenge at this point. No matter what you suggest, Miles will always have a counter-offer, oftentimes in complete opposition to what he actually needs to do, which he will then alter as soon as it seems he might be appeased. Binary choices frequently don't work, … Continue reading Year 4, Day 94
Like any young child, Miles loves to watch shows that I can barely tolerate. In the past, I've mentioned my disdain for Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Then there's PJ Masks, which is fine, I guess, but not something I'D necessarily want to sit down and watch with him. And then, there's Bluey. https://www.youtube.com/embed/VS5jsksGIM4 Produced in Australia, … Continue reading Year 4, Day 93: A Bluey Appreciation Post
Memorial Day pool party vibes. Miles has come a long way since the first time he got in this pool!