When Miles asks for bedtime stories, his requests tend to be pretty specific. "Tell me a story about the PJ Masks and Romeo and Romeo steals all the library books," he might say, referring to a specific episode of PJ Masks and expecting me to accurately recount the adventure in question. It can be a … Continue reading Year 4, Day 125
As we were leaving the house this morning, Miles insisted on multiple hugs and kisses from Mommy on his way out the door (Mommy was happy to comply). I held his hand as we walked down the steps. "She's a good Mommy, isn't she?" I asked. "Yeah," Miles said. "And you a good Daddy, too." … Continue reading Year 3, Day 323
Miles put on my sunglasses and said, "Look at me! I'm Daddy!" The folded arms are part of the look.
Last night, we read a book with Miles that was all about the things we have to be thankful for. The ultimate conclusion drawn by the book is that we should be most thankful for the things that make us happy. After we finished, I asked Miles to name some of the things that make … Continue reading Year 3, Day 265
Miles was in a pretty good mood as we rode in to daycare this morning. Once we got to a stoplight, I craned my neck to look at him in the backseat, bobbing his head and looking out the window. "I love you, Miles!" I said. "Do you love me?" "No!" he replied. "No??" I … Continue reading Year 3, Day 247
Jaclyn called while I was on my way home from work tonight because Miles had something to tell me. "What's in the driveway, Miles?" she asked him. "Hunh," Miles replied, his response when he doesn't know the answer to your question. "Remember?" Jaclyn said, then elaborated. "We got home, and we saw something in the … Continue reading Year 3, Day 219
There are nights where Miles goes to bed peacefully and without protest. Then there are nights like this. https://videopress.com/v/TAcS0Dh4?preloadContent=metadata In case you're curious, when Miles starts fretting over his "bewn," he's referring to the balloon he was holding in his hand that he lost his grip on.
While he still refers to us primarily as "mommy" and "daddy," Miles has learned our actual names. And as of tonight, I can confirm that he knows precisely the time to use them. As an increasingly opinionated little man, Miles is quick to let us know what he does and doesn't like. There may be … Continue reading Year 3, Day 112
Miles is getting better and better at playing catch, although I think his favorite part is watching me act like a total goofball.
This is what it looks like when I project my hopes and expectations onto my child.