Today's excursion took us to Selvatura Park, where we had the modest goal of walking a well-defined trail through the jungle and traversing a series of suspension bridges. Our adventure began as you might expect -- in the bathroom, where this happened: ...well...crap. On a mandatory pre-hike potty break, Miles and I literally got locked … Continue reading Year 5, Day 235
When Miles asks for bedtime stories, his requests tend to be pretty specific. "Tell me a story about the PJ Masks and Romeo and Romeo steals all the library books," he might say, referring to a specific episode of PJ Masks and expecting me to accurately recount the adventure in question. It can be a … Continue reading Year 4, Day 126
At bedtime, Miles once again demonstrated that he is absolutely my son: Mommy: "Now I want you to hold your dragon tight, and if you do I bet he'll take you on a big adventure in your dreams." Miles: "I don't wanna go on a big adventure. I just wanna stay home."
We headed back home this morning after a restful Thanksgiving in Lake Lure. And after Miles got a little more bonding time with Pickles. Miles was not happy about the prospect of leaving. As we were getting packed up, he asked, "We goin' on an adventure?" "We are going on an adventure!" I confirmed, foolishly … Continue reading Year 3, Day 278
We wouldn't want to bring Miles to Lake Lure and not spend some time outside. Miles couldn't wait to get out of the house. He even put "his" shoes on all by himself. His time outdoors today was divided into two opposing experiences. First, water, as Miles ran and played along Lake Lure. He can … Continue reading Year 3, Day 276
Miles has a ton of energy and keeping up with him can be a tremendous undertaking. Fortunately, he's got people around this weekend who are more than willing to indulge him on his "adventures." ...and by "adventures," I mean repeatedly throwing tennis balls over the deck of the cabin, then going downstairs over and over … Continue reading Year 3, Day 257
Miles found a piece of cardboard today and immediately wanted to start hitting things with it. But knowing how much he's interested in pirates and treasure, I decided to try redirecting his predilection for physicality into something a little more constructive. "Hey! Let's make a treasure map!" Despite my best efforts to talk him out … Continue reading Year 3, Day 200
One of the gifts Miles received at his birthday party last week was an outdoor adventure set (and, if you're familiar with our group of friends, you can probably guess who was responsible for that gift). We opened it today and let Miles start checking out the binoculars, compass, and (surprisingly strong, honestly) flashlight. I … Continue reading Year 3, Day 12