We were barely a quarter mile from the house this morning when Miles said something that almost made me screech to a halt. "It a octagon!" ...what? Surely I heard that wrong. "What did you say, buddy?" "It a octagon, daddy!" We had just passed a stop sign, true, but...come on. Could my two-year-old already … Continue reading Year 3, Day 197
Follow a brief but intense rainstorm this evening, Miles had an opportunity to witness for the first time something he had up to this point only seen in storybooks. We were driving past Miles's beloved Bank of America Stadium when I pointed through the windshield at the sky. "Miles look!" I said. "It's a rainbow!!!"I … Continue reading Year 3, Day 169
After months of waiting for him to get a little more coordinated, I promised Miles that we would finally take his car out for a spin this weekend. He...uh...well let's just say it's going to be a while before he gets his permit.
This morning as we attempted to coax Miles out the door, I told him I had a big surprise for him (this always works). Not just lip service, Miles actually did reach a new milestone in his life today, one that he realized when I opened the door to the backseat of the car. "A … Continue reading Year 3, Day 118
The route to Miles's daycare takes us past Target, something Miles has become acutely aware of. This morning, as we drove through midtown, Miles pointed out of his window."It's Target," he said."Yes, yes it is," I said."I wanna go to Target.""You want to go to Target?""Yes.""Do you need something from Target?""Yes." "Why do you want … Continue reading Year 3, Day 101
Miles is very picky about the...let's call it music we can put on while we're in the car. For instance, here's what we listened to on the way back from Wilmington last night. Notice that Miles is singing along. It was a...LONG drive.
We made a pit stop in Rock Hill on our way to Myrtle Beach for the Thanksgiving holiday. The initial reason for this detour was to see our friend Alex, in town from Denver, but an additional reason got tacked on yesterday -- I had to fill in as host for a trivia show. This … Continue reading Year 2, Day 275
We tried to make a brief family trip to Walmart tonight in order to obtain some Halloween supplies, so of course Miles decided the drive there would be an ideal time to unleash a massive, stinky poop. And, of course, this was the one time we had failed to bring his diaper bag. We had … Continue reading Year 2, Day 242
I was at my primary job until 6:00 tonight, and with a trivia show beginning at 7:00, I wasn't planning on being able to go home or see Miles this evening. Fate*, however, had other plans, as I left some equipment at home and had to make a mad dash for it between gigs. The … Continue reading Year 2, Day 218
Miles was distracted as I left for trivia tonight and he wandered away from me as I stepped out the door. As I turned my car around in the street, something caught my eye and I looked back to the front door. Miles was standing there, banging on the glass and grinning from ear to … Continue reading Year 2, Day 212