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
On my way home from work tonight, I had my first legitimate phone conversation with Miles. After calling home to make sure Jaclyn had picked him up, she put him on the phone."Hi, Miles!""Daddy!""Did you have a good day at school?'"eeeYES!""What did you do today?""..."Then Jaclyn, in the background, said, "Tell him about your tree!""I … Continue reading Year 3, Day 7
Over the weekend, Miles and I were looking at some pictures from just after he was born. "Who's that?" I'd ask, showing him a photo of a tiny newborn curled up in a bassinet. "Baby Miles," he'd reply.The most striking thing about the contrast between then and now is just how much Miles has grown … Continue reading Year 3, Day 6
Two going on eighteen.
Miles recently moved into the two-year-old class at daycare, a major transition to be sure. Even in the days leading up to the move, he was already talking about his new room, the other kids in the class, and his new teacher.While he's a bit sheepish about the new environment each morning at drop-off, he's … Continue reading Year 3, Day 2
We were on our ride home from daycare this evening when I let Miles know we were almost back at the house. "Issa," Miles said. He may not be fully aware of the days of the week or how a calendar works, but he clearly still recognized that today was the day he typically sees … Continue reading Year 2, Day 365
I picked up Miles a little early today so we could hurry home to freshen up before attending his daycare's annual Family Sweetheart Dance. I figure, why wait until middle school to toss my son into socially awkward waters? And in true Martin fashion, I can confirm that Miles has inherited the wallflower gene from … Continue reading Year 2, Day 353