An update on Miles's sticker chart: it's been working well so far! In fact, this was the first week since he started that Miles was able to earn all of his stickers, which meant that he finally earned the ultimate reward of eternal life ice cream. It's also the first time he's reached the second … Continue reading Year 5, Day 79
The day Miles has been waiting months for finally arrived today and there was no question that he was going to spend the whole day celebrating. Jaclyn picked up a dozen themed donuts to get the day started. Within moments, Miles was covered in chocolate. After breakfast, Miles saw little reason to get dressed for … Continue reading Year 4, Day 248: Miles’s Fearsome Fourth Halloween!
My Father's Day started out like this... Miles was beyond excited to deliver my gifts. ...and while this happened mid morning... ...by late morning, our plans had been a bit upended by this: What you're looking at there are the TEETH MARKS that Miles left in the hardwood floor when he slipped, fell, and face-planted. … Continue reading Year 4, Day 115
As Jaclyn felt it necessary to mention about fifty times before 10 AM, today was "Boys Day" for me and Miles, as Jaclyn was getting some much-needed alone time this morning. And what, exactly, did this mean for us? Well first, it meant we were coordinating our outfits: The pizza shirts are always a big … Continue reading Year 3, Day 186
Miles woke me up this morning to let me know he was leaving to go get donuts. "Miles!" Jaclyn called from the living room. "That was supposed to be a surprise!" Surprise or not, Father's Day got off to a great start. Not only did they return in short order with breakfast from Reigning Donuts, … Continue reading Year 3, Day 117
Not a day goes by anymore that Miles fails to request (to put it mildly) one of two things. When we pick him up from daycare, and before arriving home, Miles will insistently say, "I want ice cream. I want donuts." This week, at different times, he has received both. The road to our ice … Continue reading Year 3, Day 114
At Miles's insistence, we drove north today to partake of Concord's brand new Krispy Kreme. But this is no ordinary Krispy Kreme -- oh, no -- this one features customizable donuts, milkshakes, and ice cream sandwiches. We ended up with a dazzling array of carefully constructed confections, and although Jaclyn and I ate the bulk … Continue reading Year 2, Day 160