It's hard to explain death to a child. Miles is still figuring out what it means to exist; trying to rationalize ceasing to exist is impossible (not that it's much easier for adults, in all fairness). But this is where we've found ourselves this week, as Miles's Papa passed away this morning. Jaclyn left early … Continue reading Year 4, Day 83
We went out for brunch at a nearby spot (Cafe 100) this morning to celebrate Mother's Day, and despite Miles's tendency towards acting like a fool out in public lately, we actually had a great, relaxing meal! And...yeah...Miles acted like a fool a bit too. But at least we were outside!
Miles enjoyed his third (?!) consecutive day of birthday celebrations today with a tiny soiree involving a select few invitees and what is frankly the most amazing cake I've ever seen. It's humbling in the sense that I will never be this good at ANYTHING. The exclusive guest list included Miles's aunt and uncle... ...and … Continue reading Year 4, Day 3: Miles’s Third Birthday – Part 3
It's been over a year now since we last drove to Myrtle Beach to see my parents, and while video chat has helped keep my parents in Miles's life, we thought that we would make a quick trip down for his birthday. Despite the eight hours of driving it meant for me today, everyone was … Continue reading Year 4, Day 2: Miles’s Third Birthday – Part 2
Fatherhood (and heck, MARRIAGE) isn't easy, but man...I'm a pretty lucky guy.
Last night, Jaclyn issued the following proposal: "I'm going to bring Miles into our bed tomorrow morning and he can just watch TV while we lay around." "Sounds great," I said. It should come as no surprise that, while Miles was brought to our bed upon waking up this morning, he did not do so … Continue reading Year 3, Day 311
For a holiday spent in isolation, Miles's third Christmas managed to be frenetic, loud, and (fortunately) filled with joy. Christmas started early in our house, as Miles woke up at 3 AM and started yelling, "DADDY! I WANNA READ A BOOK, DADDY!" Groaning, I staggered down the hallway to his bedroom and immediately began pleading … Continue reading Year 3, Day 305: Christmas 2020 in Review
Around 8:45 today, Miles bounded into our home office, interrupting my morning meeting. "Daddy!" he called. "Santa's in Australia!" Indeed, Miles was eager to sharpen his burgeoning cartography skills today as he tracked the fat man on his journey around the world. With his own globe, a copy of My Very Important World, and the … Continue reading Year 3, Day 303
This weekend has been great for all of us (seriously, I haven't enjoyed this level of sleep for two consecutive nights in YEARS), but one of the absolute best things about it has been the amount of quality time Miles has gotten to spend with his aunt, uncle, and...cousin (?), Pickles. Sure, he keeps calling … Continue reading Year 3, Day 277
We were all disappointed when it became obvious that this year's Thanksgiving would not involve traveling back to Myrtle Beach to see our families. Fortunately, we were more than able to compensate for this with a trip to Lake Lure to spend the weekend with Jaclyn's sister and her husband. Naturally, when it came time … Continue reading Year 3, Day 275