There was a knock at the door, and I open it to find Miles declaring, "I'm Batman! This is my cape! And this is my Batmobile! Now can you push me, Daddy?" What was I supposed to say? "No?"
After dealing with some seasonal congestion the last couple weeks, I've finally started shaking my winter funk. That's not to say that I don't still have to cough and hack a little, especially in the morning, which prompted the following conversation with Miles on the way to daycare. "Are you still sick?" he asked. "No … Continue reading Year 4, Day 312
Miles has taken his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles phase to the next level. He came into the room where I was working today with two chair legs crammed down the back of his shirt and proclaimed, "Look! I'm Leonardo!" He then pointed him out on the spine of my Ninja Turtles VHS tapes, like I … Continue reading Year 4, Day 311
Miles doesn't voluntarily pose for pictures often, but when he does he insists on holding weird props. Whatever it takes to get a good photo, kid!
To celebrate the new year, Miles and I decided to try out our new waffle maker for the first time. Miles is obsessed with the possibilities this new device presents, and he insisted on helping prep the meal. FACT: He started stirring about 10 seconds before this photo was taken, then stopped about 5 seconds … Continue reading Year 4, Day 309
In true party pooper fashion, both of my housemates fell asleep well in advance of midnight tonight. Still, Miles was fighting to make it to midnight but was just too dang loopy for us to keep dealing with. Although we had no choice but to put him to bed, I still tried to keep Miles's … Continue reading Year 4, Day 308: Baby’s First New Year’s Resolutions!
Jaclyn (to me): "I brought an apple with me in the car and guess who ate it?" Miles (immediately): "It's Miles and I ate it ALL."
As I was leaving for trivia, I tried to say goodbye to Miles as he was watching TV. I said, "Bye Miles," a few times, but he didn't break his unblinking gaze from the television or even acknowledge me. "Miles, the house is on fire," Jaclyn tried. "Yeah," I said, leaning in close to him. … Continue reading Year 4, Day 306
Last night as I was cleaning up after dinner, Miles, knowing that bedtime was fast approaching, said, "Hey, Daddy! We forgot to build the Legos!" He wasn't entirely wrong. I had promised him the previous night that we'd build his first actual Lego (non-Duplo) set the next day, but we simply hadn't gotten around to … Continue reading Year 4, Day 305
Miles's request to play with his Christmas Play-Doh started small enough -- he only asked me to open one container of the six he received -- but of course he slowly asked for more and more. And, as all small boys must, he took the logical next step of mashing them all together into a … Continue reading Year 4, Day 304