With the governor loosening some COVID restrictions this past week, playgrounds have finally reopened. Miles could not be happier about it, especially considering we were headed to a park in Black Mountain this morning. TAKE ME TO THE SLIDE! After a nice walk around the lake, Miles got to experience the joys (and initial trepidation) … Continue reading Year 3, Day 194
After six months of limited contact with the outside world, we're finally able to (hopefully) release the pressure valve that is threatening to create a Shining-like scenario in our home. Today we departed Charlotte for the first time in months for a weekend in the mountains of western NC. We've all been looking forward to … Continue reading Year 3, Day 192
Suited up and ready to cautiously rejoin society!
Since the quarantine started, day to day life in the house hasn't been easy. Not only has it been next to impossible for us to work full-time and take care of Miles simultaneously, but Miles is continuing to grow and develop, and we've been persistently worried about his engagement during the day. As frustrating as … Continue reading Year 3, Day 91
North Carolina cautiously (perhaps less so, in some areas) entered "Phase 2" of reopening this weekend, and while we're perfectly fine continuing to avoid gathering places at the moment, there was one thing Jaclyn insisted on doing for Miles as soon as possible.
When parenting* during the workday, Jaclyn and I do our best to tag team. One of us (which, given the number of meetings I have on a given day, is usually me) sequesters ourself in another room while the other (which, sadly, is usually Jaclyn) sits at the dining table to work and care for … Continue reading Year 3, Day 85
Miles loves spending time outside, and one of his absolute favorite things to do outside at the moment is playing with bubbles. It's hard to even get out the door without Miles insisting we also bring some bubbles along. And, to be fair, I really can't think of any situation bubbles haven't improved, so he … Continue reading Year 3, Day 69
Full disclosure: managing two (relatively) full work weeks while taking care of Miles has been extraordinarily challenging. Jaclyn and I have done a fair job of tag teaming and offering relief when needed, but I will absolutely admit that, due to the number of meetings students I have in a given day, I am usually … Continue reading Year 3, Day 66
Stay-at-home, Day 28: Miles has taken it upon himself to fashion a makeshift bed in the kitchen.
What day is it? How long, exactly, have we been stuck indoors? I ask myself these questions every day, sometimes more than once. I have mixed feelings about being stuck at home amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. For one thing, I hate working from home. Hate it. The root of this feeling can be summed up … Continue reading Year 3, Day 43