Miles stayed home sick today, but he still found the energy for some arts and crafts*. Jaclyn sent me pictures of some of his creations, including this self-portrait and drawing of Brie. He also drew a picture of me. Dear God, is that what he thinks I look like?? * LOTS of arts and crafts, … Continue reading Year 5, Day 206
For anyone wondering how Miles's drawing is progressing, he brought this picture home from school today: When asked if this was a picture of our house, Miles responded in the negative. "It's the house where Brie was," he clarified (meaning the home of our neighbor who was watching Brie while I was at work last … Continue reading Year 5, Day 196
Today was Father's Day, and I awoke to a Miles who was very eager to give me the card he personally selected. This isn't some trick of perspective; he actually did pick out the largest card he could find. He also gave me a card he had made at school, which featured some of the … Continue reading Year 5, Day 114
Having made a special bracelet (or "bracelip," as he calls it) at German school yesterday, Miles was fully prepared for Mother's Day this year. "We have to hide it from Mommy!" he declared as I picked him up yesterday. "Don't worry, buddy," I assured him, "I'll take care of it." This morning, Jaclyn gave us … Continue reading Year 5, Day 72
A Portrait of Mommy - Miles Martin, 2022. Chalk on concrete.
After last year's COVID-related lockdown, Miles was excited about heading down to Myrtle Beach to spend Christmas with Grammy and Papa. So excited, in fact, that he helped pack his suitcase so we could get out of the house faster. NOTE: It was not helpful. As is the norm when living with a toddler, it … Continue reading Year 4, Day 302
During some drawing/writing time this evening: Jaclyn: "What letter is that?" Miles: "What is it?" Jaclyn: "You tell me!" Miles: "No, YOU tell ME!" Later, to prove he knows some of his letters, he insisted on adding a 'h' to my name. I've got to hand it to him. Most people forget the 'h.'
Miles and Mommy were hard at work tagging Blue Blaze Brewing's patio this evening. They brought their own sidewalk chalk.
I can't stress enough just how essential sidewalk chalk is for parents of small children.
Miles found a piece of cardboard today and immediately wanted to start hitting things with it. But knowing how much he's interested in pirates and treasure, I decided to try redirecting his predilection for physicality into something a little more constructive. "Hey! Let's make a treasure map!" Despite my best efforts to talk him out … Continue reading Year 3, Day 200