From the time he came home from daycare today, Miles has been avoiding going to the bathroom. It was unsurprising, then, when he had an accident just before going to bed. The call of "Brian! I need you!" went out as I was doing dishes in the kitchen, and within moments I was in Miles's … Continue reading Year 2, Day 316
Miles's idea of "playing with toys" frequently involves lining them up uniformly (a trait he's inherited from me). His idea of "cleaning them up," however, at times ends up being "cram them into whatever space you can find."
I was in the living room when I heard Jaclyn call out, "Miles! No!" Darting for the bedroom (technically, I was supposed to be watching him), I feared the worst. I knew he couldn't have hurt himself (HE wasn't crying, after all), but Jaclyn's response had been too forceful for Miles to have just barged … Continue reading Year 2, Day 238
I have been, throughout my life, fairly obsessed with cleanliness and order. Some folks, myself included, felt like parenthood could be a hard transition for me based solely on this tendency. How easy was it going to be for me to alter my expectations? Or would madness simply envelop me? As with most things, parenthood … Continue reading Year 2, Day 235
Whether by simple observation or biological imperative, Miles has turned into a real clean freak. Not that he's above making messes, but he has demonstrated a real interest in cleaning things up. One of his favorite things to do right now is enter the bathroom, grab a piece or two of toilet paper, walk over … Continue reading Year 2, Day 177
Miles has certainly upped the "mess factor" of his day-to-day life, taking visible enjoyment from dumping food and beverage on the floor at this point. The silver lining? He's also developed an affinity for cleaning up his own messes.
Miles has, distressingly, gotten to the point that he will barely accept food that we feed him, wanting instead to snatch the fork or spoon and feed himself. While he generally delights in this process... ...he's also not particularly good at doing yet without making a mess. Cleaning a bulk of Miles's food off the … Continue reading Year 2, Day 48