Summer is always the busiest time at work for me, and August always brings an additional level of "crunch time" with them. With this in mind, Jaclyn's been taking Miles to daycare in the morning and, on some days, even picking him up. While I can't deny that this is a big help for me … Continue reading Year 2, Day 176
Miles was watching an episode of Sesame Street tonight as I cleaned up from dinner. At one point in the episode, children at a school started singing a song about sharing. Now, Miles's awareness of "sharing" as a concept is largely dependent upon his experience at daycare. I'm not exactly sure what this has looked … Continue reading Year 2, Day 164
As we left daycare tonight, Miles was clearly eager to rifle through his lunchbag. Normally, he fishes around in it looking for a cup that still has some milk in it, but tonight he reached in and pulled out his daily report. Holding the edges of the folded piece of paper like a book, he … Continue reading Year 2, Day 162
In the last week, we've seen Miles start climbing to his feet, standing unassisted, bending over and picking up objects, and -- of course -- walking. This has sent Miles at long last from the infant room at daycare to the toddler room, and today saw him reach the final milestone in his journey to … Continue reading Year 2, Day 142 – Operation: Babywalk Concludes!
Given what we hear from daycare and what we observe in the home, I've had the impression that Miles puts a little more effort into walking during the daytime (when he isn't around us). With this in mind, I attempted to do a little incognito recon today at pick-up. With the door to the toddler … Continue reading Year 2, Day 141
I barely stepped in the door of Miles's daycare today when I was told to stay near the entrance while the staff started offering encouraging words to Miles, who was in an adjacent room. Moments later, Miles walked out of the toddler room and, in time, managed to step all the way over to me, … Continue reading Year 2, Day 137 – Operation: Babywalk Update 5!
When you come home from picking your child up and your wife asks, "Did he bite anyone today?" you can't help but get the creeping fear that you're the proud parent of "THAT kid." I've tried to reassure Jaclyn that this is a normal phase for a lot of children and that Miles is only … Continue reading Year 2, Day 114