"Do you want to get the SPRAY??" Miles asked, doing what you see below as I sat on the couch next to him. "Eww!" I said. "Like a skunk?" "No!" he said. "Like a honey badger!" Ah yes, the more obvious of the two animals. Either way, gross.
Found this sitting on the counter when I came home tonight. No one was awake to ask, but...I have questions.
Miles often displays a high degree of curiosity about things as well as an ability to make connections and conclusions based on the evidence he observes. This makes it extra funny to see, as a parent, when he's completely off base. "Hey, what animal this comes from?" he asked tonight, regarding the macaroni and cheese … Continue reading Year 4, Day 319
Miles loves learning about animals, and I was delighted to find that he discovered one of my favorites in an episode of Paw Patrol this morning. "Daddy!" he called, pointing at the TV screen. "It's a unicorn whale!" "Oh, yeah, that's a narwhal," I replied, glancing up from cleaning the kitchen. "Yeah and it's a … Continue reading Year 4, Day 283
It's a weekend for road trips for us, and today we headed to Asheboro for a long-delayed trip to the North Carolina Zoo. Meeting our friends Amy and Chris with their kids (and Miles's buddies), we set off on a day of walking. LOTS of walking. The zoo is split into a "North America" section … Continue reading Year 4, Day 262
When I was a child, one of the first magazines I held a monthly subscription to was Ranger Rick*. Unsurprising, considering that wildlife remains my father's life's passion, second only to making socially inappropriate comments in mixed company**. Well my dad has wasted no time in getting Miles on the bandwagon, recently subscribing to Ranger … Continue reading Year 4, Day 189
When we started our vacation, Miles was really only aware of one thing: we were going to a farm. That carried certain expectations with it, and today was the day most of those would be satisfied, as Miles was going to get to interact with a variety of animals. Waiting patiently to head out to … Continue reading Year 4, Day 169
Miles is learning about ocean life at daycare this week. The easiest way to find out about this is to ask him what the hell that thing on his head is. "It's a jellyfish."
Miles got a rare treat today, as it was moving day for a couple of our friends and we agreed to help out by taking care of their tiny dog, Taco. As soon as he woke up this morning, Miles said, "Taco coming!" As with all dogs, Miles was absolutely giddy for the first few … Continue reading Year 3, Day 123
We made an attempt at family movie time today with a viewing of last year's Lion King remake. Two minutes in, Miles said, "Nono...the other one!" (Asking for the original version of the movie. That's my boy!) It wasn't long, however, before he really got into it.