Miles and I were laying on the bed together, quietly gazing up at the ceiling. Each of us was surely lost in our own thoughts, and while I'm not sure what he was thinking about, I was marveling at the moment. It's always amazing to think about the not-so-little human in the bed next to … Continue reading Year 5, Day 214
When Miles decorates Halloween cookies, it's always punctuated by taking bites out of his canvas.
I took Miles to his music class today and I was hoping that, afterward, he would be amenable to going out for lunch. Unfortunately, everything I suggested was met with rejection. He just wanted to go home and eat there. "We have so much food at home," he said, sounding way too much like his … Continue reading Year 5, Day 176
For Miles's latest strategy in his ongoing quest to avoid eating his dinner, having determined that whining and screaming aren't means to his preferred end, he's opting for a surplus of enthusiasm and kindness. "Oh this so yummy you gotta try it," he'll say, sans punctuation and with no room to breathe, much less for … Continue reading Year 5, Day 165
One evening recently, when I was trying anything to find something Miles would agree to eat, I introduced him to the concept of the peanut butter and honey sandwich. He now requests the combination regularly. In fact, after finishing one I made for him today, Miles asked for a second. "You know," I told him, … Continue reading Year 5, Day 156
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