Today, after enduring three days of escalating hell-like temperatures, our AC was finally serviced. The house was still cooling back down when I left to pick up Miles from daycare, but I still enthusiastically relayed the news once we were in the car. "Buddy, I've got good news," I started. "The air conditioner is working … Continue reading Year 5, Day 109
Most nights I'll check on Miles before bed and have to make some small adjustment to his blanket or pillows. Last night I found him like this: Some nights he DOES sleep like his mother.
Today was...rough. For a number of reasons, both personal and professional, I returned home after another long Wednesday feeling completely battered. As I pulled into the driveway and pushed the button to open the garage, I craned my neck, as I always do, to look up to Miles's bedroom window and see if he's asleep … Continue reading Year 5, Day 68
One of Miles's favorite times of day (and mine too) is during that brief window between lying down and falling asleep. Miles often wants his back, cheek, or head rubbed while I cuddle close with him, and I'll typically oblige until he finally drifts off (which I do sometimes too). Tonight, once I was pretty … Continue reading Year 5, Day 62
Nothing says "I am tired and ready to go to bed" quite like a gloved four-year-old hauling a punching bag into your bathroom at 9:00 and proceeding to beat the tar out of it. Float like a butterfly, sleep like a...an animal that refuses to sleep.
After a long day of work and hosting trivia, all I want to do is come home and collapse into bed, and today was no exception. I hauled my aching body upstairs and into the bedroom to find-- ...oh. Given that he was sleeping with the ENTIRE PAW Patrol, I quickly accepted that there was … Continue reading Year 5, Day 18
Tonight was one of those increasingly rare nights (not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing) where I made it home from trivia before Miles was asleep. As I laid with him in bed, he said, "Daddy, can you make me a trivia show like you have?" At first, I wasn't sure … Continue reading Year 5, Day 12
A bedtime serenade from Miles. He should try taking his own advice sometime. https://videopress.com/v/GsTrzR2L?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true
There are days that Miles will feign illness to get out of undesirable activities, saying things like "I don't feel good" or "My tummy hurts" to avoid baths, sitting down to dinner, going to school, going to bed...you get the picture. And then there are those rare days where Miles truly doesn't feel well. The … Continue reading Year 4, Day 363
Most of the nights I'm not hosting trivia (and sometimes, even when I am), I end up putting Miles to bed. While I've written in the past that this process consists of at least two books and one story (which are not the same things), something I've touched on a little less is Miles's other … Continue reading Year 4, Day 362