After a rough night in which Miles was up off and on hour after hour, with Jaclyn and I taking turns running interference, none of us wanted to get up when our alarms clocks started sounding far too early in the morning. Sadly, I was left with no choice, but Jaclyn turned away from Miles, … Continue reading Year 4, Day 253
Year 4, Day 249
I came home after a show tonight to find, as I so often do, Miles already at his window, peering out and waiting for me to pull up. I hadn't even opened the garage door yet. He was just waiting. And peering. For as long as it took. But what warmed my heart even more … Continue reading Year 4, Day 249
Year 4, Day 245
In what is likely the result of seasonal allergies, I woke up feeling pretty awful this morning. Fortunately, Doctor Miles was available to make a bedside visit. "You got a boo-boo?" he asked, looking me over to spot any visible wounds. "Not really," I clarified. "I just feel sick today." He considered this for a … Continue reading Year 4, Day 245
Year 4, Day 146
I arrived home from my trivia show last night to find someone up way past his bedtime... Miles was just peering out of his window, waiting for me to pull up in the driveway. I quickly made my way upstairs to find the other half of my family was at least fast asleep. Miles was … Continue reading Year 4, Day 146
Year 4, Day 97
I arrived home last night to find the following sight awaiting me in my bed. Yeah, no WAY am I sleeping well tonight.
Year 4, Day 69
Every night before I make my way to bed, I stop in to check on Miles. I tell myself I want to be sure his covers are still on top of him or that he's not in danger of falling out of bed, and these things are true, but I honestly just want to see … Continue reading Year 4, Day 69
Year 4, Day 63
The child sleeps awkwardly, contorted atop a mass of lumpy, misshapen stuffed animals. No wonder he wakes up grumpy every morning.
Year 4, Day 39
Bedtime is often a mixed bag with Miles. He's got particular requests/demands that he makes regularly, such as picking out two books, then hearing two stories, then having his back rubbed, etc. I can be eager to get it over with at times, primarily because, at that point in my day, I really need to … Continue reading Year 4, Day 39
Year 3, Day 344: Sounds of the Night-time X
For whatever reason, the last two nights have been extremely restless ones for Miles, typified by suddenly calling out around midnight, then descending into wailing that ultimately brings one of us into his bedroom in an (unsuccessful) attempt to coax him back to sleep. “NO! WE DID IT ALREADY!” Miles shouted to an undetermined recipient … Continue reading Year 3, Day 344: Sounds of the Night-time X
Year 3, Day 335
About ten minutes after we put Miles to bed, he started chanting, "I'm not sleeping, Mommy and Daddy!" Gradually he started doing this in a variety of voices and pitches. Weird? Definitely. But hey, it beats screaming and crying. https://videopress.com/v/G4FS9c9u?preloadContent=metadata TURN VOLUME ALL THE WAY UP TO GET THE FULL (OR ANY) EXPERIENCE.