From Miles's babysitter, the young child holds court with his most trusted subjects.
Tonight, after a trip to Raleigh that kept us all up a little later than usual, Miles decided to serenade us with a rendition of "Are You Sleeping?" NO, MILES. NO WE ARE NOT SLEEPING.
In my experience, one of the harshest lessons of getting older has always been a persistently growing reluctance to get out of bed in the morning. When I was younger, I always thought there was a point where I would just adapt (or at least resign myself to the fact that I was never going … Continue reading Year 2, Day 149
Far and away, the best moment of my weekend was Miles pointing to me at bedtime, reaching out for my hand, and walking over to his room to read a book together.
I returned home from trivia tonight to find a little boy who was still wide awake and had, apparently, been waiting hours for a chance to get into the office room and the treasures within.
Miles seems to be a generally happy kid, but tonight I learned that, when particularly moved, his capacity for complete dismissal can be cold, swift, and relentless. As Jaclyn was taking Miles to his room to get ready for bed tonight, I darted over to sneak in a quick hug, kiss, and an "I love … Continue reading Year 2, Day 28
There are two things Miles absolutely loves about bedtime. One of them is reading books. Every night after his diaper change, Miles starts aggressively making the sign for "book" with his hands (or an approximation of it, at least) and pointing at the shelves over his head, requesting bedtime classics like Is Your Mama a … Continue reading Day 365