"Bye bye, Mommy! You're welcome!" he said as he left the blanket he had dragged across the house on the floor in another room.
During another battle to coax Miles into napping today, we put him in his room and closed the door for "quiet time." We could hear him playing around for a while, but eventually things fell silent. I wanted to duck my head into his room to make sure he was sleeping and, well, couldn't quite … Continue reading Year 3, Day 72
When Miles graduated from his Pack 'n' Play to a larger bed, he was overjoyed. Although it was only a twin mattress on the floor, he had far more space to spread out, a pillow of his own, and a feeling that he was reaching an important milestone. Still, despite only being about six inches … Continue reading Year 2, Day 345
"Did you have a good day?" I asked Miles today as I picked him up from daycare. "Well," one of his teachers said, "he had an okay day." "Oh boy," I said. I kneeled down and looked at Miles. "Why only okay?" Evidently, as one of his classmates sat eating food from a plate, Miles … Continue reading Year 2, Day 295
Tonight, Miles retrieved TWO yoga mats from our bedroom, laid them out on the living room floor, and started...well...see for yourself.
I have been, throughout my life, fairly obsessed with cleanliness and order. Some folks, myself included, felt like parenthood could be a hard transition for me based solely on this tendency. How easy was it going to be for me to alter my expectations? Or would madness simply envelop me? As with most things, parenthood … Continue reading Year 2, Day 235
The real challenge isn't putting the puzzle together, but locating all of the pieces Miles leaves in random places around the house.
At our friends' baby shower, Miles obtains the perfect vantage point.
Miles has certainly upped the "mess factor" of his day-to-day life, taking visible enjoyment from dumping food and beverage on the floor at this point. The silver lining? He's also developed an affinity for cleaning up his own messes.
Miles has, distressingly, gotten to the point that he will barely accept food that we feed him, wanting instead to snatch the fork or spoon and feed himself. While he generally delights in this process... ...he's also not particularly good at doing yet without making a mess. Cleaning a bulk of Miles's food off the … Continue reading Year 2, Day 48