"Daddy," Miles asked this morning, unsolicited, "do you like cupcakes?" "Well yeah I like cupcakes," I answered, because...of course? "Do YOU like cupcakes?" "I like science experiments," he replied instantly. Not really seeing the connection, I nevertheless decided to play along. "Which do you like more: cupcakes or science experiments?" There was no contemplation, no … Continue reading Year 5, Day 125
Celebrations were in order today for a couple of reasons. First, today marked Miles's return to daycare after two weeks at home. Second, somehow Miles is still celebrating his birthday. Around midday, Jaclyn stopped by to drop off some cupcakes for the class. When I arrived home this evening, I was eager to hear how … Continue reading Year 4, Day 4: Miles’s Third Birthday – Part 4
As we were all reading together last night at bedtime, Miles started talking about one of his favorite things. "Cupcake!" he said. "Do you like cupcakes?" I asked. "Miles eat cupcake!" I nodded, "I remember that! You did eat a cupcake." "Mommy eat cupcake!" "Mommy likes cupcakes too!" Jaclyn agreed. "Daddy eat cupcake!" I nodded. … Continue reading Year 3, Day 36
Check out this reverse psychology B.S. my kid pulled today: He goes to daycare and starts talking about how he's got a "Star Wars cake" at home (he does not). Eventually, that turns into "cupcakes." He's got "cupcakes" at home. Chocolate ones. He talks about this enough during the day that, when Jaclyn picks him … Continue reading Year 3, Day 24
When we decided to have a child, one of our pledges as potential parents was to never hold a birthday at our home. Observations and word-of-mouth over the years had told us everything we needed to know about in-home birthday parties, and I wanted no part of it. With this in mind, friends from far … Continue reading Year 3, Day 4: Miles’s Second Birthday (Party)!