Miles is still operating on a fairly limited vocabulary (the word "buh," for instance, stands for everything from "ball" to "bird," while "duh" stands in for "dog," "that," there," and pretty much everything else). It's less about the words he uses than the way he uses them. Inflection and context are key parts of understanding … Continue reading Year 2, Day 37
Miles seems to be a generally happy kid, but tonight I learned that, when particularly moved, his capacity for complete dismissal can be cold, swift, and relentless. As Jaclyn was taking Miles to his room to get ready for bed tonight, I darted over to sneak in a quick hug, kiss, and an "I love … Continue reading Year 2, Day 28
Having a child is a wonderful experience in a wide variety of ways, but I had never considered how rewarding it might be for my ego. I mean, if I had known I could just create someone who would laugh at all of my jokes, I would've done this a long time ago!
The following is Jaclyn's account of an incident that occurred in the middle of the night. I can neither confirm or deny the validity of this account, because I was not actually awake for the incident in question. Sometime around 3:00 AM, Miles started fussing from his Pack 'n' Play. After giving him a moment … Continue reading Day 191: Sounds of the Night-time III
Recovering from a weekend out of town isn't just about catching up on sleep -- it's also about finding the time to do everything you neglected over the weekend, like laundry and grocery shopping. Jaclyn offered to take care of the latter while I was at trivia tonight, which meant two things: 1) she'd take … Continue reading Day 141
It's no secret that Jaclyn misses Miles a lot during the day, so when she has an after-work function to attend, she gets even more restless. Fortunately, I'm around to take care of her motherly needs as best I can.
Today was my first day taking Miles to and picking him up from daycare all by myself, and I'm happy to report that: Days without forgetting Miles at daycare: 1 So there. MOM.