Mommy went out to dinner with friends tonight and expected us to stay home and eat leftovers. ...sure, OKAY MOM.
Heading back to the grindstone this morning as I started the last week of the school year meant that I had to leave the house earlier than usual, before Miles could even get up. Naturally, I miss the kid on days like this, but it always makes my heart soar to know he misses me … Continue reading Year 4, Day 87
I've written previously about how difficult it can be convincing Miles to eat regular meals, and an unfortunate consequence of this is that he frequently leaves us with no choice but to limit his take of precious, precious snack foods. While we've tried to be as explicit as possible in linking one to the other … Continue reading Year 4, Day 60
As noted in previous entries, it's not been easy to train Miles to conform to expectations regarding dinnertime or even eating in general. He seldom has the patience to sit with us and frequently demands things other than the food provided to him (even when that food is the exact thing he requested minutes earlier). … Continue reading Year 4, Day 50
We are doing our best to set the expectation for Family Dinner TimeTM in the new house, where we all sit down when dinner is served (it's a work in progress for Miles), eat when food is served (also a work in progress), and chat about our days (talking? NOT a problem for Miles). Miles … Continue reading Year 4, Day 47
Predator and prey.
In what is quickly becoming a regular part of our evening routine, Miles helped Jaclyn prepare dinner again this evening. "The first thing we need to do is boil some water for the cauliflower." "Just don't put it in my juice!" was Miles's only demand. Of course, there's only so much prep work a three-year-old … Continue reading Year 4, Day 14
There are some days that Miles goes without a nap and then, right around dinner time, he staggers over to the couch and does this: Our response is unified and immediate: "Oh NO you don't! You're not taking a nap NOW!"
When Miles was told he needed to get ready for his daycare's Valentine's Day party tomorrow, he got a little...excited. He later attempted to eat his dinner...with a string of Valentine's cards wrapped around his head. But hey, at least he's eating?
As is typical of the 7:00-8:00 hour, Miles was was wired tonight, running roughshod over the house and wanting to do absolutely anything OTHER than eat dinner (or let Dad watch Jeopardy! in peace). After he grabbed his stuffed dragon from his bedroom and promptly threw it across the dinner table, nearly knocking over dishes … Continue reading Year 3, Day 351