Miles came home today to find his room looking...a bit different. https://videopress.com/v/qNfPGUlX?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true Jaclyn finally checked the long-standing goal of painting Miles's room off of her never-ending list of projects in our -- and I want to stress this -- new build home. But hey, if it makes them both happy, it makes me happy!
Year 5, Day 210
As suggested by yesterday's post, being home sick can really turn an already behaviorally-challenged child into an unruly mess of humanity. By dinnertime last night, Miles's failure to listen warranted being sent to his room for time-out. After several minutes (long enough for us, at least, to eat in peace), we went back to Miles's … Continue reading Year 5, Day 210
Year 5, Day 60
As I've mentioned a few times recently, conversations about possible second children have slowly become more prevalent in our house. Things ground to a halt over the weekend, however, when Jaclyn explicitly said that a second child would mean losing my reading room*. Fortunately, I had a backup plan. And it's already taken root! After … Continue reading Year 5, Day 60
Year 5, Day 40
"Daddy, look. I ORGANIZED things!" Sure. You didn't "just not want to put things away." You "ORGANIZED" them. In a heap. On the floor.
Year 4, Day 59
Miles getting hype about the new wall decor in his bathroom. In fact, his whole living space is coming together pretty nicely. (Great job, Dad! Thanks, Dad!)
Year 3, Day 348
Me: "Miles! What did you do in here?!" Miles: "I made a trap."
Year 3, Day 17
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
Year 2, Day 350
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