When we got home from daycare tonight, I emptied my arms of bags, mail, and the like and paused to take my shoes off. Miles immediately snatched up a bank deposit slip that I had set down. "Bah-bye!" he declared before darting down the hallway and disappearing into my bedroom. "Miles!" I called after him. … Continue reading Year 3, Day 17
When mommy's away...
Miles employed one of his favorite words with me this evening as he was sitting at his table eating and I stepped over to him. "Move." I shrugged and looked around. "Where should I go?" Miles, chewing his food, grunted and pointed towards my bedroom. "You want me to go into the bedroom?" I asked. … Continue reading Year 2, Day 337
This morning, Miles and I departed the house like any other day. Jaclyn leaned in for a kiss, Miles complied, and they both waved at each other. And then Miles pointed to Jaclyn. "Dog," he said. "What?" Jaclyn said, incredulously. "I'm not a dog! I'm mommy!" "Dog," Miles repeated. Jaclyn laughed, shrugged, and let the … Continue reading Year 2, Day 269
Miles looked through the glass door and saw his babysitter approaching just after we arrived home tonight. He immediately did this: And yet, the second she mentioned going outside to look for birds, Miles embraced her, turned back to me, and said, "Bye-bye!" with a dismissive wave. Talk about mixed signals.
Well, Miles was sick a couple days ago, and now it's evidently my turn. I woke up this morning coughing and hacking, barely able to muster the willpower to crawl out of bed and stagger to the bathroom. I was pretty groggy when Jaclyn and Miles were headed out the door this morning, but in … Continue reading Year 2, Day 213
Miles was distracted as I left for trivia tonight and he wandered away from me as I stepped out the door. As I turned my car around in the street, something caught my eye and I looked back to the front door. Miles was standing there, banging on the glass and grinning from ear to … Continue reading Year 2, Day 212
Within minutes of arriving home from daycare today, Miles grabbed both sets of car keys, said, "Bah-bah," and headed for the door.
Seeing me off for my trivia show with a gift of porch debris.
Miles seems to have reached a turning point lately in his ongoing relationship with Lisa, his babysitter. Although he still fusses occasionally as we leave him on the nights when she's helping us out, he's become more and more acclimated (dare I say...enthused?) to having her there (perhaps because she almost immediately takes him outside … Continue reading Year 2, Day 40