Having two children in the house, one human and one canine, can be frenetic and disorienting. In fact, it's getting harder for us to keep straight which child is which. With that in mind, I created this Venn diagram based on their general interests as a quick visual reference for clarity in those chaotic moments.
Maybe this is normal for the age Miles is at, but he's had a lot (like, A LOT) of questions about death lately. "What happens when we die?" "Are you going to die?" "Am I going to die?" All the usual first questions one might ask when coming to terms with mortality for the first … Continue reading Year 5, Day 103
In the increasingly common conversations about additional children that Jaclyn and I seem to be having, Miles has decided to start throwing his own opinions on the matter around. This week in particular he's gotten very interested in, somehow, someway, getting another baby cooking in Jaclyn's belly. Once he found out she "still has eggs" … Continue reading Year 5, Day 57
When you come home from picking your child up and your wife asks, "Did he bite anyone today?" you can't help but get the creeping fear that you're the proud parent of "THAT kid." I've tried to reassure Jaclyn that this is a normal phase for a lot of children and that Miles is only … Continue reading Year 2, Day 114