Like most children, Miles has always exhibited an interest in music, and we've tried our best to lean into this as much as possible in the event he wants to pursue this far enough to learn how to play an instrument, from playing a wide variety of styles for him to enrolling him in regular … Continue reading Year 5, Day 185
In the days that followed our recent trip to Super Abari, Miles began honing his video game skills as we've tackled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge together. The Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers are the perfect size for him, and the game itself has really given Miles a chance to finally "get" how controller buttons … Continue reading Year 5, Day 171
"What that sign?" Miles asked in the car this morning. "Does it say 'Don't hit trucks'?" The sign: Close enough!
As we were taking the ramp onto the interstate this morning, rolling single-file with the other autos, Miles made an observation. "Daddy," he said from the backseat, "I think all the cars are going faster than your car and your car is slower." Was this kid throwing shade at my car?? "Now Miles," I said, … Continue reading Year 4, Day 182
As I left for trivia tonight, Miles ran over to the car and said, "I'm gonna sit on your lap!" then clambered on up. I tell ya, this kid gets one taste of life behind the wheel and suddenly he thinks he's Dom Toretto.
Miles played around in the backseat for a moment before bounding out and walking up to daycare this morning, and it wasn't until I got to work that I found out what he had been up to, somehow still sitting right where he left it:
We started the long trek back to Charlotte today, but not before Miles took care of feeding the chickens one last time after Uncle Randy showed him where the cracked corn was. He even managed to get some IN the coop. After that, it was hours upon hours in the car as we slowly crawled … Continue reading Year 4, Day 172
Vacation is obviously a time for relaxation. ...just look at this kid. But it isn't all fun and games, and Miles was once again put to work this evening. This time, he was tasked with picking peaches, and he executed this zealously, darting around amid showering fruit, wholly unconcerned by the potential for getting beaned … Continue reading Year 4, Day 171
As we were driving down I-77 this evening, Miles pointed at a random building. "Look!" he said. "There's the coffee shop!" "Miles, that isn't a coffee shop!" I said. "He's only saying that because we went to Rhino Market to get coffee the other day," Jaclyn clarified. "And he had to get THREE lollipops -- … Continue reading Year 4, Day 113
It is with great sorrow that I must announce that Miles has learned "Are we there yet?" I'm not sure where he learned this, but I already heap curses upon this unknown source. Not only does he know the phrase, he also knows that saying it once will never do. No, it's a sentence that … Continue reading Year 4, Day 82