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.
Retrieving a toy from the dark recesses beneath Miles's bed and realizing too late that it was a trap.
With all the social distancing going on lately and Charlotte's impending implementation of a shelter-in-place policy for the next three weeks, I'm thanking the heavens that last Friday saw the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons for Nintendo Switch, a game that's all about getting outside and being social.Of course, if you were to ask … Continue reading Year 3, Day 28
When we got home from daycare tonight, I emptied my arms of bags, mail, and the like and paused to take my shoes off. Miles immediately snatched up a bank deposit slip that I had set down. "Bah-bye!" he declared before darting down the hallway and disappearing into my bedroom. "Miles!" I called after him. … Continue reading Year 3, Day 17
Sleepless nights, constant noise, crap (both figurative and literal) all over the floor...all some of parenthood's more challenging aspects. None, however, compare to the sheer rage manifested during the assembly of new toys. As Miles's birthday draws ever closer, so too does the barrage of exciting, large toys that I'll get to build. And wouldn't … Continue reading Year 2, Day 355
I hadn't been asleep very long last night before I heard Miles start howling over the baby monitor. His night light wasn't turned on, and I assumed that he must've woken up in the pitch black and been a little freaked out. Rather than give him a few minutes to settle back down, I sprang … Continue reading Year 2, Day 350
Already taking after his dad... Tonight, Miles was completely unwilling to go to sleep. Jaclyn would sit down, read a book with him, and upon completion Miles would bound over to the bookcase and retrieve another book. After over 30 minutes of this, Jaclyn emerged with no willpower left to continue trying to coax Miles … Continue reading Year 2, Day 325
Miles's holiday weekend was unfortunately marred last night when, after growing increasingly cranky during the evening, he became lethargic and developed a fever. After we brought him home from dinner and laid him down in bed, I asked him if he needed medicine. He nodded in a way that was so pathetic it split my … Continue reading Year 2, Day 306