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 178
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 175
When I picked Miles up from daycare yesterday, he actually leapt out of the door and declared that he was a monkey. Like it was some sort of revelation or something.
I'll be waiting forever for the "easy" part of parenting a toddler to show up, but nothing on any given day is harder than getting out of the house on a weekday. Miles never wants to wake up (that makes two of us, buddy), never wants to get dressed, never wants to brush his teeth...he … Continue reading Year 4, Day 159
Last weekend, Miles was invited to a birthday party for his buddy Chase from daycare. While I wasn't able to join Jaclyn and Miles, Jaclyn did tell me that when Miles arrived, he was introduced by Chase's mom thusly: "This is Chase's best friend!" Maybe it's because I really only see Miles at home, where … Continue reading Year 4, Day 139
Miles's babysitter came over tonight so Jaclyn and I could go to the movies for the first time in a long, long while. As soon as they saw each other, Ms. Sharon started asking him questions about how daycare was going, including what teachers were still there and who was working with each age group. … Continue reading Year 4, Day 133
I wrote yesterday about Miles's development from a literacy perspective, but the pride I feel about this pales in comparison to how I feel about Miles's timing and commitment when it comes to comedy. We chatted jovially throughout our drive to daycare this morning, leaving no doubt that we were both awake and alert (which, … Continue reading Year 4, Day 118
As is his wont, Miles casually announced, "I got a boo-boo," this afternoon. This is a nearly daily proclamation at this point, and I asked my usual follow-up. "How'd you get that one?" "From when I fell on the playground in the wood chips at school." I offered an observation. "Miles," I said, "it seems … Continue reading Year 4, Day 113
Me: "What did you learn about at school today?" Miles: "I didn't learn something at school." Either I need to reassess Miles's daycare or he's entered his teenage years a bit prematurely.