Miles has come to accept that the first order of business every morning after getting out of bed is to hit the potty. What we've had to learn to accept, meanwhile, is that it's less like a bathroom trip and more like an early morning board meeting. One-by-one, Miles will insist on bringing along all … Continue reading Year 3, Day 232
"Miles, what number comes after 15?" "Sixteen!" "Right! And what number comes after 16?" "Seventeen!" "Yeah! And what comes after 17?" "Lollipops!"
A couple nights ago, Miles started talking about someone he called "Miss Gabby." It was a name we hadn't heard before, so we started asking some questions."Is Miss Gabby a teacher at school?""No.""Is Miss Gabby a friend at school?""No.""Do you see Miss Gabby at home or at school?""At home.""Where do you see Miss Gabby at … Continue reading Year 3, Day 155
As we were getting in the car to go to daycare this morning, Miles immediately noticed the large storage box next to him in the backseat, a kit full of testing materials for my job. "What that?" he asked, pointing. "Oh, that's something for work," I said. "It's a test that I use when I … Continue reading Year 3, Day 136
Since he started walking, Miles has gone through periods where he's become fixated on certain items on our bookshelves. First, it was the children's book-style adaptation of Die Hard. Next, it was the first two volumes (specifically) of Scott Pilgrim. This week, he's found his newest obsession: the first two Harry Potter books. At various … Continue reading Year 3, Day 56
As we were getting our stuff together to leave the house this morning, Miles noticed a book sitting next to him on the bench near the front door. He immediately reached for it. "That's daddy's book," Jaclyn said as she tried to wrangle him and finish pulling his jacket on. "No, mine," Miles said. I … Continue reading Year 3, Day 9
This morning, Miles refused to leave the house without making sure Big Spider-Man was sitting in a big rocking chair and Little Spider-Man was sitting in a small one. He may only be about two years old, but he definitely treats his friends hospitably.
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
Parenthood takes you to some confusing places. You're frequently confronted with questions you never considered before, like "What's the longest amount of time a human can go without sleeping?" and "What's the easiest way to get poop off the ceiling?" Nothing opens up these floodgates quite like potty training. We've all been doing it so … Continue reading Year 2, Day 323
Before Miles agreed to brush his teeth this morning, he had to first assemble a myriad court to accompany him. And it wasn't enough to simply have them in the bathroom -- I tried to place them on the toilet seat, and Miles became deeply incensed, refusing to proceed until they were next to him … Continue reading Year 2, Day 300