On June 19, way back in the "BC" (before COVID) era in the year 2018, Miles started daycare. Not even five months old, he started attending what would be his home away from home for the next four years. Now, as a four-year-old looking back, Miles surely doesn't even remember a life without daycare. Even … Continue reading Year 5, Day 189: Baby’s Last Day of Daycare!
This morning, because I'm always thinking about eighty things at once, I completely forgot to give Miles his water bottle before sending him into school. I noticed about halfway to work and swore at myself, but at that point I'd have to wait for my lunch break to shuttle it over. As fate would have … Continue reading Year 5, Day 181
When Miles is talking about his day, he often provides details at a pace that can be difficult to keep up with. Sometimes I just nod, other times I'll ask for clarification. Sometimes I just want to make sure I heard him correctly when he identified one of the other students in his class as … Continue reading Year 5, Day 174
Miles got a taste of victory yesterday, as he was crowned "Bingo Winner" in his class. Proof. And just what did this victory entail? Well as winner, Miles received (in his words) an orange thing that you put in a drink and then drink it. I'm not sure what exactly he was describing, but he … Continue reading Year 5, Day 173
Today, Miles made a pilgrimage that I myself once made a young person, taking a school trip to the hallowed halls of Discovery Place in Uptown Charlotte. Yes, we visited as a family last Halloween, but this was Miles's first trip as part of a school group, an adventure that I have never forgotten. And … Continue reading Year 5, Day 139
Miles has a ton of activities coming up at daycare this week and next, including today's "water play" trip. While I never get to see these trips firsthand, it's always nice to get a brief glimpse into how his 9-5er is going. https://videopress.com/v/KoU2WRgz?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true As I said, BRIEF. Looks like he's having fun, what with the … Continue reading Year 5, Day 124
When I walked up to Miles's daycare at pickup time earlier this week, I was surprised to spot him in my peripheral vision approaching across the grass come from an adjacent building. "Daddy!" he called, as genuinely excited as I've ever heard him. "I'm not in daycare anymore! I'm in the fours class across the … Continue reading Year 5, Day 110
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