Just two guys in the backseat eating cereal out of a baggie on the way to the airport. I may need a break, but I'm going to miss this kid.
When Jaclyn asked if we could go out for Japanese Hibachi food tonight, I was quick to answer "Yes," assuming right up to the moment we pulled up to the restaurant that we were talking an "Express Hibachi" place. I should've known better. "...oh boy." This was going to be quite an experience for Miles, … Continue reading Year 5, Day 84
When your child (or any adult you know, for that matter) says, "I only eat the green ones," or, "I ate all of the green ones," what are they talking about? M&Ms, right? Well Miles is talking about veggie straws. Pictured without green ones. First of all, this was part of MY lunch. Second, NOBODY'S … Continue reading Year 5, Day 83
During breakfast (technically maybe lunch?) ate Bob Evans today, Miles and I had a little "Mad Libs-esque" fun with the kid's menu/activity page. I was honestly a little disappointed that it turned out only slightly weird.
When preparing to leave for our morning commute, I glanced at the kitchen countertop and noticed that two items from Miles's rock collection were sitting up there. "Hey," I said, pointing. "Uh, what is this?" Jaclyn snatched them up and held them out to Miles. "Miles!" she said. "What did I tell you about these … Continue reading Year 4, Day 350
The euphoria that comes with having such a good day at school that you're treated to Bojangles' (and chocolate milk) afterwards. A moment of zen.
Following an exciting afternoon of being driven around in a limo and drinking wine, Jaclyn went to bed pretty early last night. Good thing too, because it left Miles and me free to prepare her birthday gifts. Specifically, we needed to fill out the cards (plural) that Miles insisted on getting her. "Okay, buddy," I … Continue reading Year 4, Day 339
Miles is still regularly waking up in the middle of the night and almost always resorting to screaming and banging on his door to get our attention. Usually, once we come to his room, he tries to excuse this behavior by saying, "I missed you," or concocting some other endearing explanation. Last night, when Jaclyn … Continue reading Year 4, Day 334
After being warned that eating too much junk food would almost certainly result in a tummy ache, Miles stopped rummaging through the candy dish and had a moment of what was clearly deep introspection. After careful consideration, he reached back into the dish and pulled out three pieces of candy. "I want to have a … Continue reading Year 4, Day 329
To celebrate the new year, Miles and I decided to try out our new waffle maker for the first time. Miles is obsessed with the possibilities this new device presents, and he insisted on helping prep the meal. FACT: He started stirring about 10 seconds before this photo was taken, then stopped about 5 seconds … Continue reading Year 4, Day 310