Miles discovers one of the side-effects of lollipop consumption: the color-changing tongue.
We went out for lunch today, and Miles insisted that these would be the sitting arrangements: Yes, I was ordered to sit at a completely different table with my back to my family. But hey, I'll do whatever it takes for him to eat his lunch without a fuss.
I always knew parenthood was going to be a life-altering experience, but I remain surprised in the random, subtle ways being a father has changed me. The latest example came tonight, when my buddy Franklin and I went to see a movie (Pig starring Nicolas Cage, if you were curious). As a longtime movie theater … Continue reading Year 4, Day 140
Last weekend, Miles was invited to a birthday party for his buddy Chase from daycare. While I wasn't able to join Jaclyn and Miles, Jaclyn did tell me that when Miles arrived, he was introduced by Chase's mom thusly: "This is Chase's best friend!" Maybe it's because I really only see Miles at home, where … Continue reading Year 4, Day 139
A completely typical exchange between Jaclyn and me: Jaclyn: "Ugh! Miles! What did you do to my couch?" Me: "Miles!" (Then, to Jaclyn...) "What is it?" Jaclyn (inspecting couch): "I can't tell if it's boogers or peanut butter."
At Miles's insistence, we all rode in the car the other night to pick up dinner. I sat in the back with him while Jaclyn drove (again, his choice). Naturally, we sat back there cutting up with each other, so much so that I never even noticed he had managed to remove both of his … Continue reading Year 4, Day 137
"Oh DAD-DEE! I'm a GIRL NOW!!!"
We went out for a nice family walk this evening. And by "nice," I of course mean Miles had a disagreement about the direction we were going and planted his ass on the ground in protest. "Bye, Miles! We're going home!"
Jaclyn: "I'm going over to my sister's tonight." Me: "Sounds good! We'll be fine!"
Miles's babysitter came over tonight so Jaclyn and I could go to the movies for the first time in a long, long while. As soon as they saw each other, Ms. Sharon started asking him questions about how daycare was going, including what teachers were still there and who was working with each age group. … Continue reading Year 4, Day 133