With Hurricane Ian out of our lives and everyone in the house healthy again, the desire to get out of the house and have a nice dinner was high for at least two of us. Miles, thankfully, was at least tolerant of our outing to Full Moon Oyster Bar in Concord, where Jaclyn and I … Continue reading Year 5, Day 218
After enduring a third COVID shot and a flu vaccination this afternoon, Miles was rewarded with a family dinner at a location of his choosing. And of course, with literally every possible option available to him, Miles chose "the place with the smiley face pancakes." "Look. Now he's lost his cheek." - a young Hannibal … Continue reading Year 5, Day 203
Miles's top priority whenever we go out to eat: "Hide from Mommy in the bushes." This kid has two modes: "asleep" and "sneaking up on Mommy."
For Miles's latest strategy in his ongoing quest to avoid eating his dinner, having determined that whining and screaming aren't means to his preferred end, he's opting for a surplus of enthusiasm and kindness. "Oh this so yummy you gotta try it," he'll say, sans punctuation and with no room to breathe, much less for … Continue reading Year 5, Day 165
Day three of no AC in the house, combined with an out-of-town work trip for Jaclyn, meant only one thing -- Miles and I were going out for dinner. "What do you want to eat for dinner?" I asked Miles as we pulled away from daycare this evening. "PANCAKES!" Miles declared without hesitation. "I know … Continue reading Year 5, Day 108
Those "It's Thursday night and we're getting Latin-inspired food for dinner" vibes.
I don't know what Jaclyn implied Miles was going eat for dinner, but he was fast with his counter proposal. "NO," he declared. "I want chicken and waffles!" "Hey, he's the one who said it!"
Tonight, I wanted to test drive the pizza stone my parents got us for Christmas, and the entire family got down on this one. I rolled the dough out into individual portions, then let Jaclyn and, yes, even Miles top their pizzas as they saw fit. Miles started by piling all the cheese...right in the … Continue reading Year 4, Day 361
I came downstairs after getting cleaned up tonight to find Miles already sitting at the table, eating dinner. I tousled his hair as I walked past and noticed it was damp. "Did you take a bath?" I asked, surprised because I hadn't heard a bit of protest from him (normally, his wails would echo up … Continue reading Year 4, Day 357
Today was Valentine's Day, and Miles came home with a special message for us. I responded by giving him the gift I had picked up for him. This is the way...to your heart. I'm not sure how many couples with children out there still concern themselves with spending Valentine's Day exclusively with their spouses, but … Continue reading Year 4, Day 354