Today was Valentine's Day, and Miles came home with a special message for us. I responded by giving him the gift I had picked up for him. This is the way...to your heart. I'm not sure how many couples with children out there still concern themselves with spending Valentine's Day exclusively with their spouses, but … Continue reading Year 4, Day 354
After being warned that eating too much junk food would almost certainly result in a tummy ache, Miles stopped rummaging through the candy dish and had a moment of what was clearly deep introspection. After careful consideration, he reached back into the dish and pulled out three pieces of candy. "I want to have a … Continue reading Year 4, Day 329
As a bedtime alternative this evening, Miles suggested that we have a family movie night. I suggested Sony Animation's outstanding The Mitchells vs. the Machines, which Miles and I watched together last year but Jaclyn hadn't seen, which everyone was happy with. The real entertainment, however, came about halfway through the movie, when Miles asked … Continue reading Year 4, Day 323
Now that Miles is old enough to vaguely discern the passage of time and recognize numbers, we decided to introduce him to Advent Calendars this holiday season. He had plenty of fun just hunting for the appropriate number, but once he found out there was candy inside? He squealed in a way I've never heard … Continue reading Year 4, Day 281
The day Miles has been waiting months for finally arrived today and there was no question that he was going to spend the whole day celebrating. Jaclyn picked up a dozen themed donuts to get the day started. Within moments, Miles was covered in chocolate. After breakfast, Miles saw little reason to get dressed for … Continue reading Year 4, Day 248: Miles’s Fearsome Fourth Halloween!
As Miles clambered into the car after daycare today, he insisted on holding onto his lunch bag. "There's a surprise in there!" he said sneakily. I stepped around and took my own seat, and Miles persisted. "It's a seee-cret!" "Okay Miles," I said, playing along. "What's in your lunch bag?" Before... ...and after! "Look!" he … Continue reading Year 4, Day 176
It is not yet what I would consider to be remotely close to Halloween, but when I run across the seasonal Reese's variety pack (of bats, ghosts, and pumpkins) I show no hesitation, regardless of the actual season. For Miles, of course.
When we left the house for Miles's dentist appointment today, my son had a simple request. "I want to see the dentist not put something in my mouth," he said. I shrugged. "Well, the dentist is going to have to put something in your mouth, buddy." Miles grappled with this for a moment. "No!" he … Continue reading Year 4, Day 147
Miles discovers one of the side-effects of lollipop consumption: the color-changing tongue.
With the move (and the fact that it ambushed us when we flipped the calendar to April), Easter really snuck up on us this year. Miles, however, is extremely ready for a repeat visit from the Easter Bunny, as evidenced by the éclat with which he presented all of the goodies he got at his … Continue reading Year 4, Day 35