We went out for lunch today, and Miles insisted that these would be the sitting arrangements: Yes, I was ordered to sit at a completely different table with my back to my family. But hey, I'll do whatever it takes for him to eat his lunch without a fuss.
Tasked with picking up a few things for an impromptu cookout last night, I ran across one additional product that I was immediately compelled to purchase. In addition to being -- and I think we can all agree on this -- completely excessive, you might also notice that these Oreos contain not just three different … Continue reading Year 4, Day 130
Miles has discovered a love of Nutella (his love of acting like a hambone is, of course, already well-documented).
My Father's Day started out like this... Miles was beyond excited to deliver my gifts. ...and while this happened mid morning... ...by late morning, our plans had been a bit upended by this: What you're looking at there are the TEETH MARKS that Miles left in the hardwood floor when he slipped, fell, and face-planted. … Continue reading Year 4, Day 114
In the interest of having something for breakfast this morning, I snagged a banana on my way to the door. This was, as you might expect, a big mistake, since Miles never wants anything more than something YOU have that HE does not. Within seconds, Miles was reduced to a limp mass of toddler on … Continue reading Year 4, Day 110
About a week ago, Jaclyn sent me a text reading, "Did you want to go strawberry picking at all?" This being, to the best of my recollection, the very first time we've ever discussed it, I replied, "Do you seriously think that's something I've ever given one second of thought to?" Anyway, this morning we … Continue reading Year 4, Day 79
We went out for brunch at a nearby spot (Cafe 100) this morning to celebrate Mother's Day, and despite Miles's tendency towards acting like a fool out in public lately, we actually had a great, relaxing meal! And...yeah...Miles acted like a fool a bit too. But at least we were outside!
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