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