As loathe as I am to put words in my son's mouth, it would appear by any relevant measure that Miles's first Christmas was a rousing success. While he appeared, at times, overwhelmed, the hours upon hours spent receiving gifts and tributes ultimately led to his well-earned acceptance of his extended family members. He … Continue reading Day 304: Christmas in Review
It's hard to believe that Miles is 1) ten months old and 2) has arrived at his first Christmas! Happy holidays to you all, and may Christmas bring you the joy a young boy feels when he's trying to eat wrapping paper.
This weekend has been a whirlwind precursor to Miles's First Christmas™, filled with friends, family, and presents (and, on one case, notarized documents). Miles's grandmother continued her attempts to curry the young boy's favor. He opened some gifts from Audrey. Miles was inspired by his new book to become a Boss Baby himself, then promptly … Continue reading Day 302
PREVIOUSLY IN PATERNITY PERILS: The car got stolen, along with all of Miles's most essential day-to-day items. This morning, our friend Carole insisted on stopping by extremely early in the morning (I was forced to declare from the other room that I wasn't wearing pants yet, just to give you an idea of just how early … Continue reading Day 298
Today, Miles finally crossed paths with that Paragon of Presents, that Emperor of Elves, that...Holiness of Holidays (?) himself -- Santa Claus. Legion Brewing hosted Mr. Kringle for a Sunday brunch, and it was an opportunity Jaclyn and I knew we couldn't pass up. Brunch, beer, AND Santa? Everybody leaves happy! Except, of course, Miles, … Continue reading Day 294 — Miles v. Santa Claus: Dawn of Christmas
Our recent string of misfortunes left us with a car approximately the size of a footlocker. Despite this, my dad instincts would not allow me to forego obtaining a tree of a size befitting Miles's First Christmas©. With a winter storm approaching and limited time left between now and the holiday, I knew Saturday had … Continue reading Day 287: Baby’s First Christmas Tree!
Miles got a very special piece of mail this week, confirming that he has now been added to the Federal Registry for Monitoring Youth Compliance and Petulance. In layman's terms, Miles received word from Santa that he was now a part of "the list."