"Miles! It's dinnertime!" "Nono, go night-night!" I wish I could say this level of dinner avoidance was abnormal, but Miles will go to great lengths to convince us he doesn't need to sit down and eat.
With the end of another grueling week of isolation (and work) (and parenting), we rewarded ourselves with some much-deserved burgers. Miles certainly enjoyed his!
Today, Miles got to celebrate another Mother's Day with his beloved mommy... ...and he also got to discover a new love...when he consumed his first Happy Meal.
Jaclyn came home from grocery shopping today with several bags to unload. Miles, being a dutiful son, decided to help her unpack it all... ...right in front of the door, on the opposite end of the house from the kitchen.
Jaclyn: "Do you want pizza for dinner?" Miles: "Yep." Jaclyn: "What do you want on your pizza?" Miles: "Birthday candles."
A reckoning is coming.Up 'til now, satisfying Miles's needs has been free of much guesswork, because we were the ones establishing so many of them. He NEEDS to brush his teeth. He NEEDS to get dressed. He NEEDS to eat his broccoli. But lately, Miles has started to vocalize his own needs. And by "needs," … Continue reading Year 3, Day 57
One of the benefits (downsides?) of being forced to stay at home is the increase in preparing meals ourselves. While Jaclyn is typically the person who manages the preparation and management of foodstuffs, today we were at last able to get Miles involved in the process, as he helped his mother prepare a dirt cake. … Continue reading Year 3, Day 53
Check out this reverse psychology B.S. my kid pulled today: He goes to daycare and starts talking about how he's got a "Star Wars cake" at home (he does not). Eventually, that turns into "cupcakes." He's got "cupcakes" at home. Chocolate ones. He talks about this enough during the day that, when Jaclyn picks him … Continue reading Year 3, Day 24
This morning before we left for daycare, Miles took the liberty of preparing breakfast. Yes, that is the top bun from a burger sitting on top of a pizza, but it's the thought that counts.
I don't particularly enjoy grocery shopping. The best relationships, though, are ones where one partner makes up for the weaknesses in the other. With this in mind, I am fortunate to have a wife who, at the very least, doesn't mind grocery shopping.That's not to say I don't pull myself up by the bootstraps occasionally … Continue reading Year 2, Day 357