Having heard their grilled cheese sandwich was top-notch, Miles insisted we head down to Pineville today to check out the newly-opened Middle James Brewing. The place was full of kids, so Miles had a great time staring and waving at people, then getting sheepish when they finally noticed him. And despite the opening weekend crowd, … Continue reading Year 2, Day 180
Miles decides to put his bib on all by himself.
For days, our nights have been punctuated by shrieking, uncertainty, and general restlessness. Miles wakes up screaming, but doesn't want to leave his bed. He wants food, yet he refuses to eat. He wants to see Elmo, but rejects the monstrous Muppet immediately. It's left Jaclyn and I at our wits' ends. And now the … Continue reading Year 2, Day 169
Ever since Miles has started feeding himself, he's always wanted to give back for all the time Jaclyn and I have spent feeding him. This charity is demonstrated at some point nearly every meal, as Miles, after carefully considering the piece of food between his fingers, will hold it up to me. At first, I … Continue reading Year 2, Day 161
At Miles's insistence, we drove north today to partake of Concord's brand new Krispy Kreme. But this is no ordinary Krispy Kreme -- oh, no -- this one features customizable donuts, milkshakes, and ice cream sandwiches. We ended up with a dazzling array of carefully constructed confections, and although Jaclyn and I ate the bulk … Continue reading Year 2, Day 160
While Miles talks (and babbles) more and more each day, his capacity for understanding words has demonstrably outpaced his ability to verbally articulate them. When presented with binary options (yes/no, this/that), Miles will almost always nod and shake his head appropriately. Riding home from daycare, I'll usually ask Miles if he wants to listen to … Continue reading Year 2, Day 157
In the world of celebrities, a rider is a proviso -- often excessive and ridiculous -- that facilities have to provide during tours, filming, etc. Some famous examples include Beyoncé insisting her dressing room be kept at 78 degrees, Drake requesting 48 incense sticks, or Eminem's six Lunchables (?) at every tour stop. I bring … Continue reading Year 2, Day 154