On the increasingly rare occasions when Miles wakes up in the middle of the night, he's generally good about putting himself back to sleep. And by that I mean "leaving his room and climbing into bed with us." There are still some nights, though, when Miles will call out for one of us. When I … Continue reading Year 5, Day 183
Miles's big Fourth Birthday Weekend has arrived, and his friends (and ours) once again came out to celebrate. Miles's friend Audrey came into town last night. They were happy to see each other. Last year, we had a small celebration (several, actually) due to the pandemic, but today marked Miles's first full-fledged "destination birthday" since … Continue reading Year 5, Day 1: Miles’s Fourth Birthday Party!
At bedtime, Miles once again demonstrated that he is absolutely my son: Mommy: "Now I want you to hold your dragon tight, and if you do I bet he'll take you on a big adventure in your dreams." Miles: "I don't wanna go on a big adventure. I just wanna stay home."
Whenever I'm the first one in Miles's room in the morning, I always ask him the same two questions: "Did you have a good sleep?" and "Did you have good dreams?" If he answers "yes" to the second question, I'll follow up with, "What did you dream about?" Today was the first time he ever … Continue reading Year 3, Day 171
One of Miles's new favorite things to do on our drives to and from daycare is to point out Bank of America Stadium as we drive past. "Daddy!" he'll call from the backseat. "Gonna see the football stadium!" We've talked about the sport, the fact that the team that plays there is called the Panthers, … Continue reading Year 3, Day 153
Until our move last week, Miles has spent his nights sharing a room with us. While there's something really wonderful about hearing him breathing or rolling over during the night, Jaclyn and I were both ready to reclaim our space (and give Miles room to accommodate all of his stuff). Now that Miles has his … Continue reading Day 233: Sounds of the Night-time IV
So I've been having a lot of bug-related dreams lately. Big bugs, small bugs, hordes of bugs -- you name it. I'm not sure where it's all coming from, but I honestly hadn't given it much thought until today, when Miles was on the floor on his play mat. As I sat on the edge … Continue reading Day 26
Here's a question, and I'm being completely serious: what do babies dream about? Like, newborn babies. Within an hour or so of being born, Miles was fast asleep. During that sleep, he began whimpering like he was having a nightmare. So I started wondering. The kid's been alive for all of an hour...what exactly could … Continue reading Day 22