With a rare morning off today, I wasn't exactly in a hurry to get out of bed. When Miles finally came into the room, he was eager to take advantage of this, clambering up into the bed and plopping down beside me. "I'm going to tell you a story, daddy!" he declared, clearly seeing an … Continue reading Year 3, Day 203
Exactly when and how do we develop our senses of humor? I had hoped that parenting would have shed some light on this for me, but its frankly left me more befuddled than I was before. I can understand how children develop an understanding of what they think is funny. It all starts with the … Continue reading Year 3, Day 202
There are nights where Miles goes to bed peacefully and without protest. Then there are nights like this. https://videopress.com/v/TAcS0Dh4?preloadContent=metadata In case you're curious, when Miles starts fretting over his "bewn," he's referring to the balloon he was holding in his hand that he lost his grip on.
As I was putting Miles to bed tonight, I leaned over for my requisite hug and kiss. As I did so, Miles reached up, grabbed both sides of my face, and turned my head to the side. Then he leaned up from his pillow and gave me a big kiss on the cheek. "AWWWWWW!" I … Continue reading Year 3, Day 182
Miles's love of ice cream has reached questionable levels. This isn't the first time he's tried to eat a picture of food in a book.
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