Found this sitting on the counter when I came home tonight. No one was awake to ask, but...I have questions.
When I drop Miles off in the morning, I always say some variation of the same things: "I love you" and "Have a good day." Sometimes the latter takes the more direct form of "I want a good report today," especially after having a bad day at daycare. I think he'll be hearing that last … Continue reading Year 5, Day 45
In a suprising, but welcome, turn of events, I was welcomed (literally welcomed) home tonight to a quiet, relaxed home. "Hi Daddy!" Miles called from the couch. "Welcome home!" Jaclyn said. I plopped down on the couch next to Miles. "Hey buddy! How was your day?" "Good," Miles replied. "What did you do at school … Continue reading Year 5, Day 31
This may be a milestone that doesn't feel as major as it is just yet, since it won't become a reality for a few more months, but Jaclyn called me today with "something important" to tell me. The important thing? Miles has been officially accepted into a pre-K program beginning in the fall. For those … Continue reading Year 5, Day 19
It was barely after 5:00 this evening when I got a text from Jaclyn saying, "Miles had another bad day at school." My heart sank. This was becoming a legitimate trend, as the "selective hearing" Miles has been exhibiting around us has slowly seeped into his life away from us. I expect him to test … Continue reading Year 4, Day 292
"I'm not gonna take a nap at school," Miles declared, unsolicited, as we drove to daycare this morning. "Oh you don't think so, huh?" I replied, exceedingly skeptical. "Mommy said I don't have to," Miles said, digging out his current catchphrase. I decided to call his bluff. "Should we call Mommy and see what she … Continue reading Year 4, Day 279
Convincing Miles to get out the door in the morning is regularly a challenge. Well I'm happy to report that it was pretty easy today! Getting him in the car was the hard part. Miles walked briskly towards the car as I opened his door. When I turned to scoop him up, he was gone. … Continue reading Year 4, Day 265
Me: "Miles, are you ready to leave for daycare?" Miles: Yes, those are gloves on his feet.
Miles went through most of his infancy without really developing a tendency to cram things into his mouth. As such, it's been surprising recently to find that Miles is suddenly very interested in sucking on all of his fingers. And even though I've been paying very close attention to this behavior and have been trying … Continue reading Year 4, Day 179
As Miles clambered into the car after daycare today, he insisted on holding onto his lunch bag. "There's a surprise in there!" he said sneakily. I stepped around and took my own seat, and Miles persisted. "It's a seee-cret!" "Okay Miles," I said, playing along. "What's in your lunch bag?" Before... ...and after! "Look!" he … Continue reading Year 4, Day 176