On a recent trip to Costco, we agreed to let Miles pick out a snack of his choice -- something he could have on-hand that was quick and easy for car travel, such as our morning commute, or as an afterschool treat. He chose a massive box of Entenmann's Little Bites mini-muffins, and he's been … Continue reading Year 5, Day 202
"It says, 'Miles gets to eat his muffins and no one else gets any'," Miles said as he consulted the Costco receipt.
For Miles's latest strategy in his ongoing quest to avoid eating his dinner, having determined that whining and screaming aren't means to his preferred end, he's opting for a surplus of enthusiasm and kindness. "Oh this so yummy you gotta try it," he'll say, sans punctuation and with no room to breathe, much less for … Continue reading Year 5, Day 165
Miles and I killed a couple hours at the Charlotte Comicon today while we waited for Jaclyn to return from her retreat, and while I was there to rummage through some long boxes, Miles quickly demonstrated that he was only interested in two things. First, acquiring a balloon sword. Why oh why did I give … Continue reading Year 5, Day 163
One evening recently, when I was trying anything to find something Miles would agree to eat, I introduced him to the concept of the peanut butter and honey sandwich. He now requests the combination regularly. In fact, after finishing one I made for him today, Miles asked for a second. "You know," I told him, … Continue reading Year 5, Day 156
Having accomplished most of what I set out to do this weekend (and spent about as much money as I possibly could) by COB yesterday, today's final day of HeroesCon 2022 was wide open to be completely focused on one thing -- making it an experience that catered completely to Miles. Surveying an exhibit hall … Continue reading Year 5, Day 121
When Jaclyn asked if we could go out for Japanese Hibachi food tonight, I was quick to answer "Yes," assuming right up to the moment we pulled up to the restaurant that we were talking an "Express Hibachi" place. I should've known better. "...oh boy." This was going to be quite an experience for Miles, … Continue reading Year 5, Day 84
When your child (or any adult you know, for that matter) says, "I only eat the green ones," or, "I ate all of the green ones," what are they talking about? M&Ms, right? Well Miles is talking about veggie straws. Pictured without green ones. First of all, this was part of MY lunch. Second, NOBODY'S … Continue reading Year 5, Day 83
Miles graciously prepared a lunch for me today. Housed within this plastic egg, it was not to be opened until I was at work. ...ah. Lunch.
I don't know what Jaclyn implied Miles was going eat for dinner, but he was fast with his counter proposal. "NO," he declared. "I want chicken and waffles!" "Hey, he's the one who said it!"