When your kid comes home and wants to throw the football around before the sun goes down, you get right on that.
Since Miles liked running under the hose a few weeks back, we decided to get him a sprinkler to enjoy for the waning days of summer. What I did not expect was for him to go through something akin to the stages for grief as he engaged with it for the first time. https://videopress.com/v/ryWJUqtl?preloadContent=metadata
Last night, our neighbor delivered a cryptic warning as we stood around chatting: "You...uh...might find some golf balls in your backyard." Well I took Miles outside a little bit before dinner tonight, and find the golf balls he did. He then insisted on finding the "stick" used to hit them. And while he didn't have … Continue reading Year 3, Day 170
Miles was having a rough time getting out of the house this morning. It was one of those days were, no matter what mom or dad suggests, Miles inevitably wants something different. In these moments, we search desperately for something capable of attracting all or Miles's interest. As I opened the front door and tried … Continue reading Year 3, Day 150
Miles insisted on filling the pool up by himself today. Results were mixed.
I was recently listening to Elmer Bernstein's Ghostbusters score and I flipped the cover around to show Miles the backside, which features a large illustration of Slimer, the delightful green blob. Miles pointed at Slimer. "Huh," he said, which he does whenever he recognizes something but can't recall the word for it. "It's a ghost," … Continue reading Year 3, Day 71
Miles loves spending time outside, and one of his absolute favorite things to do outside at the moment is playing with bubbles. It's hard to even get out the door without Miles insisting we also bring some bubbles along. And, to be fair, I really can't think of any situation bubbles haven't improved, so he … Continue reading Year 3, Day 69
Jaclyn came home from the store today with a present for Miles that is sure to set him on the inevitable path to, like his father, essentially becoming Charlie Brown. He doesn't understand what a "kite" is yet or exactly what it is we're trying to do with it. All he knows is Woody and … Continue reading Year 3, Day 68
While I was cleaning up from dinner tonight, I glanced out the window and spotted a cat in the backyard. Knowing Miles would be interested, I called to him. "Miles! There's a cat outside! Want to see?" He got up from his seat at his table and hurried over. I scooped him up, but by … Continue reading Year 3, Day 62
One of my favorite night-time activities, which I'm trying to turn into a ritual, is taking Miles out back just before bedtime to look for animals. Having seen a couple animals in the yard (a rabbit, an opossum, a raccoon, an owl) and knowing Miles is a big fan of all of them, I figured … Continue reading Year 3, Day 27