"Daddy look!" he said, proudly holding a drawing up for me to see. "I made a real-life treasure map." My immediate fear: did he bury something of mine somewhere?
Year 5, Day 358
MILES: "Can I make a slide on the stairs?" ME: "No, you cannot make a slide on the stairs. It's unsafe, and we won't be able to even GET up and down the stairs." MILES: Why does he even ask me?
Year 5, Day 338
"DADDY!" Miles called from downstairs. "CAN YOU GET THE THING THAT PRESSES??" The "thing that presses" that he was referring to was a stapler, and he was requesting it because he had completed the illustrations in his FIRST BOOK. At his direction (I'm a firm believer in artistic vision, after all), I stapled the pages … Continue reading Year 5, Day 338
Year 5, Day 323
"You're gonna like this one," he said. "It's called 'Daddy is My Best Buddy and He Hangs with Me Every Day'."
Year 5, Day 317
I finally felt well enough today to set about dismantling Christmas, a task I dislike enough to regularly question how badly I want to set everything up to begin with. It took a couple hours, but once the tree was undecorated and out of the living room, I could finally relax again. Everything was once … Continue reading Year 5, Day 317
Year 4, Day 306
Last night as I was cleaning up after dinner, Miles, knowing that bedtime was fast approaching, said, "Hey, Daddy! We forgot to build the Legos!" He wasn't entirely wrong. I had promised him the previous night that we'd build his first actual Lego (non-Duplo) set the next day, but we simply hadn't gotten around to … Continue reading Year 4, Day 306
Year 3, Day 235
"I made a car!"