Overall, potty training has been going ALARMINGLY well for Miles. He's now at the point that he almost never uses his pull-up during the day and can even typically make it through naptime without any accidents. And then there's today.This evening, I asked Miles if he needed to "go pee-pee." Miles said, "No," and went … Continue reading Year 3, Day 32
This evening, as Miles was busy staying up a bit too late and having a little too much fun, he asked for a piece of cheese. I handed him a slice, and he merrily walked off, eating it.A few minutes later, he comes over to me and says, "Daddy, daddy...cheese," while pointing across the room."On … Continue reading Year 3, Day 16
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