At Miles's insistence, we drove north today to partake of Concord's brand new Krispy Kreme. But this is no ordinary Krispy Kreme -- oh, no -- this one features customizable donuts, milkshakes, and ice cream sandwiches. We ended up with a dazzling array of carefully constructed confections, and although Jaclyn and I ate the bulk … Continue reading Year 2, Day 160
While Miles talks (and babbles) more and more each day, his capacity for understanding words has demonstrably outpaced his ability to verbally articulate them. When presented with binary options (yes/no, this/that), Miles will almost always nod and shake his head appropriately. Riding home from daycare, I'll usually ask Miles if he wants to listen to … Continue reading Year 2, Day 157
In the world of celebrities, a rider is a proviso -- often excessive and ridiculous -- that facilities have to provide during tours, filming, etc. Some famous examples include Beyoncé insisting her dressing room be kept at 78 degrees, Drake requesting 48 incense sticks, or Eminem's six Lunchables (?) at every tour stop. I bring … Continue reading Year 2, Day 154
Sometimes all a toddler needs for a fun afternoon is an unopened can of tuna.
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.