As he bounced around in our bed this morning, Miles suddenly recoiled from me, "Ugh! It smell bad!" "What smells bad?" Jaclyn asked. "Daddy smell bad!" Miles replied. Assuming he was talking about my breath, I did that thing where you try to cover your mouth with a hand and breathe out to verify your … Continue reading Year 3, Day 320
Last night, Jaclyn issued the following proposal: "I'm going to bring Miles into our bed tomorrow morning and he can just watch TV while we lay around." "Sounds great," I said. It should come as no surprise that, while Miles was brought to our bed upon waking up this morning, he did not do so … Continue reading Year 3, Day 311
Over the course of my life, I've spent a LOT of time solving puzzles in Legend of Zelda games. As a parent, all of those finely-honed skills are both paying off and being put to their ultimate test. Tonight for instance, Miles was in what can delicately be described as "a mood." He started out … Continue reading Year 3, Day 299
I came home from trivia tonight to find a weary Jaclyn emerging from Miles's bedroom. "I give up," she said. Just the thing you want to hear after ten hours of work. Miles was in fact not interested in going to sleep, at least not in his bed. "I wanna go sleep in Mommy and … Continue reading Year 3, Day 294
Every night, about an hour after he goes down, I quietly enter Miles's bedroom to check on him. I make sure he's situated snugly in bed, that his covers are on, and I dim his night light. Usually, even when I have to tug him back into the center of his bed, he sleeps through … Continue reading Year 3, Day 270
With a rare morning off today, I wasn't exactly in a hurry to get out of bed. When Miles finally came into the room, he was eager to take advantage of this, clambering up into the bed and plopping down beside me. "I'm going to tell you a story, daddy!" he declared, clearly seeing an … Continue reading Year 3, Day 203
Sometime in the inky blackness of night, I was jostled from my sound sleep by the sound of Miles's voice over the monitor. "Mommy! Mickey fall!" Okay, actually I was jostled from my slumber by Jaclyn's follow-up. "Can you go get him?" I stumbled out of bed and down the hall to Miles's room, waking … Continue reading Year 3, Day 176: Sounds of the Night-time VIII
The very first things I heard this morning: MILES (over the monitor): "UGHHHH...MY PENIS..." JACLYN (groggy, waking up): "SIGH, I knew he was going to wet the bed..."
This morning I was summoned to Miles's room because his mother "couldn't find him." Can you?
Stay-at-home, Day 28: Miles has taken it upon himself to fashion a makeshift bed in the kitchen.