I can't stress enough just how essential sidewalk chalk is for parents of small children.
As we were leaving for daycare, Miles pointed at the political signs that have gone up in our yard over the last week. Too young to really understand that there's an election coming up (or what an election is), Miles is nonetheless excited about signs of all shapes and sizes. "There's daddy's sign, and mommy's … Continue reading Year 3, Day 224
When asking for stories at the end of the day, Miles has a tendency of making pretty varied requests. Some are simple enough -- "I want a story about a pumpkin," for instance. Most stories involve Mickey Mouse. While my ability to spontaneously come up with satisfying narratives on a whim could likely leave more … Continue reading Year 3, Day 216
Sometime in the inky blackness of night, I was jostled from my sound sleep by the sound of Miles's voice over the monitor. "Mommy! Mickey fall!" Okay, actually I was jostled from my slumber by Jaclyn's follow-up. "Can you go get him?" I stumbled out of bed and down the hall to Miles's room, waking … Continue reading Year 3, Day 176: Sounds of the Night-time VIII
It hasn't been easy parenting while both Jaclyn and I are still working between 30 and 40 hours every week. As such, certain unsavory sacrifices have been necessary, including foregoing our parental duties periodically and allowing the television to step in and parent a bit. We agreed early in our careers as parents to avoid … Continue reading Year 3, Day 86: Miles’s Top Five Quarantine Shows