Overheard tonight, while Miles was in the bathtub: Jaclyn: "Miles, do you need to go potty?" Miles, in the bathtub, as he produces no less than ten sustained seconds of fart bubbles: "Uhhhhhh..."
While spelling his name with foam letters in the bathtub tonight, Miles found the M and the I, but needed a little help spotting the next letter. After some minimal guidance (which -- great news -- Miles knows the difference between his right and his left), he plucked the L out of the water. "Hey," … Continue reading Year 5, Day 10
I came downstairs after getting cleaned up tonight to find Miles already sitting at the table, eating dinner. I tousled his hair as I walked past and noticed it was damp. "Did you take a bath?" I asked, surprised because I hadn't heard a bit of protest from him (normally, his wails would echo up … Continue reading Year 4, Day 357
Once she had finally coaxed Miles into the bathtub tonight, Jaclyn gave him a few minutes to play. We were in the bedroom folding laundry when, mere minutes later, Miles darted out of the bathroom, wet and butt-ass naked. "Miles!" Jaclyn yelled. "What are you doing??" "I'm done from the bath!" he announced, a trail … Continue reading Year 4, Day 256
I turned away from cleaning the kitchen to discover my living space had suddenly turned into some sort of Lynchian nightmare. ...I don't know what's going on here.
As I was taking a shower this morning, Miles burst into the bathroom and declared, "Daddy look! I've got red bath bubbles!" He was holding a packet in his hand that would, in fact, make his bath water red. "Cool!" I said. "Yeah, and red is my favorite color!" "...now hold on. I thought blue … Continue reading Year 4, Day 215
As Miles grows up and exhibits ever-increasing resistance to doing literally anything we ask of him, we've had to get creative when approaching day-to-day necessities, particularly those related to hygiene. Nevertheless, I was a bit befuddled when Miles let me know, unsolicited, that, "Velociraptors don't like clean teeth. They don't like clean hair too." Having … Continue reading Year 4, Day 90
Miles has started throwing around the phrase "One more time!" pretty liberally. When we're playing and I do something funny? "One more time!" When we've just finished running around from playing Naked Baby after bath time? "One more time!" When I give Miles a potato chip? "One more, daddy!" Of course, it's never "one more … Continue reading Year 3, Day 162
During his bath tonight, Miles summoned me to the bathroom so he could give me a "beverage" he referred to as "scrambled egg juicy water." In reality, what he handed me was a small cup of bathwater, but I honestly can't decide which seems less appealing.And yes, of course I pretended to drink it. And … Continue reading Year 3, Day 151
Not really sure what to say about this, other than what I was trying to get video of was Miles pretending his blocks were a phone and "calling" my brother Ben (hence the "How ya' doin', Ben?" at the end of the...song).