Recently, Miles's babysitter Lisa adopted a puppy. Knowing Miles is a dog lover, she and her husband Daniel brought the puppy over to the house on Sunday. As usual, Miles talked a big game but was nervous to actually approach the animal, maintaining a distance of about two feet while pointing and happily exclaiming, "It's … Continue reading Year 2, Day 317
Jaclyn and I did not talk with Miles on the phone at any point today, and with good reason. Our call last night...well, didn't go great. As I walked in on Jaclyn's call from our bedroom at the cabin, I could hear Miles giggling on the other end of the phone. I interjected with a … Continue reading Year 2, Day 264
Miles's babysitter has returned from a trip to Austria, and she came bearing the greatest of gifts -- savory Austrian meatstuffs.
Miles looked through the glass door and saw his babysitter approaching just after we arrived home tonight. He immediately did this: And yet, the second she mentioned going outside to look for birds, Miles embraced her, turned back to me, and said, "Bye-bye!" with a dismissive wave. Talk about mixed signals.
I was at my primary job until 6:00 tonight, and with a trivia show beginning at 7:00, I wasn't planning on being able to go home or see Miles this evening. Fate*, however, had other plans, as I left some equipment at home and had to make a mad dash for it between gigs. The … Continue reading Year 2, Day 218
Miles was chipper on the drive home today, especially after we stopped to pick mom up on our way. Jaclyn and I both knew that his babysitter would be seeing him tonight, and as we approached the house, I asked him a few questions to prime him for an evening with Lisa. "Do you love … Continue reading Year 2, Day 204
From Miles's babysitter, the young child holds court with his most trusted subjects.