Getting Miles ready in the morning is never easy. He wants to do everything himself, but literally everything he does underscores just how much help he needs (which he loudly rejects, and on and on it goes). This morning, while he was "brushing his teeth," I said, in desperation, "Miles, you need to brush ALL … Continue reading Year 5, Day 244
Convincing Miles to do just about anything is a real challenge at this point. No matter what you suggest, Miles will always have a counter-offer, oftentimes in complete opposition to what he actually needs to do, which he will then alter as soon as it seems he might be appeased. Binary choices frequently don't work, … Continue reading Year 4, Day 95
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
The end of last week brought with it a day that suckers like me spend all year waiting for: the day new Star Wars products go on sale. Triple Force Friday (so dubbed because consumers -- again, like me -- will be spending three times what they usually do on groceries to obtain hunks of … Continue reading Year 2, Day 228
Miles loves pretending to be grown up. He also loves washing his hands.* Now that he's found his legs, it seemed like an appropriate time to provide him with a device that would assist in both of these things.** Jaclyn took to the online garage sale that is Facebook Marketplace and came away with a … Continue reading Year 2, Day 165
It had to happen eventually, and I'm sad to report that the novelty of brushing teeth has worn off for Miles. Not only does he tightly close his mouth and turn his head as we attempt to do it, he's quick to dispose of his toothbrush when prompted to do it on his own (usually … Continue reading Year 2, Day 101
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
Today, we took Miles to the dentist so he could get all TWO of his teeth cleaned. I had my doubts that Miles needed to see a dentist this early in life, but according to the dentist this was the "perfect time" to begin ensuring his teeth are polished and healthy. Despite a few tears, … Continue reading Day 312: Baby’s First Dentist Visit!