We've seen a lot of growth in Miles over the last couple weeks. And while a lot of this has been positive, not every aspect of growing up is desirable. A...sure, we can call it "developmental milestone"...we appear to have reached in the last couple weeks involves Miles's response to the more unsavory parts of … Continue reading Year 2, Day 130
DAYCARE: "We put some crackers in Miles's bag." ME: "Sounds good!" ALSO ME: Promptly forgets about the crackers.
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.
I filled in for a trivia show tonight and, sadly, missed another important touchstone in Miles's development as a human being -- he has now tried french fries. And by all accounts, he loves them.
In his quest for independence, Miles has discovered an all-consuming desire to grasp his own eating utensils, whether or not he can actually use them productively. He was particularly cranky at bedtime tonight, clearly hungry but unwilling to accept any food that he wasn't scooping from a bowl himself. As I've grown accustomed to doing, … Continue reading Year 2, Day 74
While he's always giggled a little at his own sneezes, Miles has discovered that there are few things more hilarious than a full-bodied adult sneeze. After I was beset by a series of such sneezes last night, Miles started actually mocking me. Watch until the very end to see him ask for food, then immediately … Continue reading Year 2, Day 63
I alluded to this in a previous post, but Miles has become increasingly conditional about the circumstances under which he eats. It's gotten to the point that he won't even allow us to feed him, closing his mouth and turning his head unless he is not only holding the utensil but is also putting food … Continue reading Year 2, Day 56