I've written previously about how difficult it can be convincing Miles to eat regular meals, and an unfortunate consequence of this is that he frequently leaves us with no choice but to limit his take of precious, precious snack foods. While we've tried to be as explicit as possible in linking one to the other … Continue reading Year 4, Day 60
When we prepare meals at home, both Jaclyn and I try to create portion sizes that are appropriate for Miles. Last weekend, for instance, I cooked burgers on the grill and made a couple small ones just for the little guy. And yet, this is what my lunch looked like today: Profoundly sad. Vast are … Continue reading Year 4, Day 56
Given Miles's affinity for a certain song about heavily processed meats, I told him this weekend would bring with it a special Sunday breakfast. Much to Jaclyn's chagrin, I prepared some Spam this morning. I made OTHER things too. I wasn't just going to leave Jaclyn in the lurch. Miles recalled lyrics from the "Weird … Continue reading Year 4, Day 51
As noted in previous entries, it's not been easy to train Miles to conform to expectations regarding dinnertime or even eating in general. He seldom has the patience to sit with us and frequently demands things other than the food provided to him (even when that food is the exact thing he requested minutes earlier). … Continue reading Year 4, Day 50
Like any culinary artist, Miles takes great pride in putting the finishing touches on Jell-O dirt dessert. But he takes even greater pleasure in eating it.
Predator and prey.
In what is quickly becoming a regular part of our evening routine, Miles helped Jaclyn prepare dinner again this evening. "The first thing we need to do is boil some water for the cauliflower." "Just don't put it in my juice!" was Miles's only demand. Of course, there's only so much prep work a three-year-old … Continue reading Year 4, Day 14
Someone may have managed to nab some chocolate at an hour that was dubiously close to "breakfast time" today. Taking full advantage of a holiday and his parents' waning willpower on a rainy weekend spent inside. What a stinker!
Pirate Chef Miles would like to prepare a delicious avocado for you.
Jaclyn's big birthday request this year was Sunday brunch from Ruby Sunshine, a franchise out of New Orleans that opened at location here last year (but...you know...COVID has kept us away from). And despite it being Jaclyn's birthday, I think we all indulged a little for this meal. When I posited a few food options … Continue reading Year 3, Day 341