With increasing frequency, Miles has been asking us to leave his light on as he's falling asleep. Tonight as we were tucking him in, Jaclyn flipped the overhead light off, leaving only the nite lite to illuminate the room. Miles immediately became agitated and pointed toward the corner of his room. "No, the dark!" he … Continue reading Year 3, Day 92: The Shadow War
Matching wits over a glass of water.
As we were all reading together last night at bedtime, Miles started talking about one of his favorite things. "Cupcake!" he said. "Do you like cupcakes?" I asked. "Miles eat cupcake!" I nodded, "I remember that! You did eat a cupcake." "Mommy eat cupcake!" "Mommy likes cupcakes too!" Jaclyn agreed. "Daddy eat cupcake!" I nodded. … Continue reading Year 3, Day 36
One of my favorite night-time activities, which I'm trying to turn into a ritual, is taking Miles out back just before bedtime to look for animals. Having seen a couple animals in the yard (a rabbit, an opossum, a raccoon, an owl) and knowing Miles is a big fan of all of them, I figured … Continue reading Year 3, Day 27
One way in which our lives have changed as a result of COVID-19 is that I'm no longer hosting trivia twice a week. And while that's going to be a small financial hit for us right now, bedtime has gotten substantially better for Miles. No longer content to have one parent read to him and … Continue reading Year 3, Day 23
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
Sometimes Miles decides to wear a baseball hat to bed.
Well, somebody wasn't happy about going to bed tonight...
An executive decision was made last night in the face of teething-related screaming -- Miles slept in bed with us for the first time. It took a lot of time and positivity to help bring Miles back from the brink of despair over his oral discomfort, but gradually he calmed down. And then, of course, … Continue reading Year 2, Day 197: The Teething Diaries VIII
From Miles's babysitter, the young child holds court with his most trusted subjects.