In which Miles has his first encounter with a slip 'n' slide and quickly makes a decision about it. https://videopress.com/v/ESq5yatN?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true Not having one bit of it.
This is a couple days late, but in addition to attending Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, we also headed down to Fort Mill, SC to visit the annual Strawberry Festival. Full disclosure, I wasn't sure what we were doing until we got there and I saw vendors, carnival rides, and (yes) a wrestling ring. … Continue reading Year 5, Day 75
Miles around 7:00 PM, finishing a post-dinner snack: "Oh Dad-dee! One Teddy Graham is hi-ding!" Me, an hour later, while cleaning up: Well I don't know what I expected...
Master of the Road.
"Oh DAD-DEE! I'm a GIRL NOW!!!"
Today, we celebrated the Fourth of July with a visit to Birkdale Village, where a holiday festival gave Miles a chance to truly demonstrate his patriotism. Unwilling to let anyone touch his precious face, Miles opted for "arm-painting" instead. 'Murca! Next, it was over the splash pad, where's Miles's fear of getting water in his … Continue reading Year 4, Day 129
Miles's friend Audrey came up for a visit this weekend, and he was really excited to see her...until she actually arrived at the house. Then it was all "No, MY room!" and "No! MY toys!" This is essentially how he looked for two straight hours. He came around after a while though, letting a very … Continue reading Year 4, Day 79
Miles isn't great at video games yet, but he has discovered that there are certain areas on Super Mario Bros. 2 where he can "split the character" between both ends of the screen, a detail he found endlessly amusing. A reminder that success in video games is, at times, subjective.
As I've mentioned previously, Miles loves mysteries. After he had a rough morning getting out of the house, I tried to cheer him up by tapping into this interest on the ride to daycare. "Look!" Miles exclaimed as he does almost every morning. "It's the football stadium!" "You found it!" I said. "You solved the … Continue reading Year 3, Day 266
Tonight was...not great. Mommy had work to be doing, daddy just wanted to finish his dinner, and Miles was trapped in that hellish point in the day where he's too tired to stay up but too unwilling to go to sleep, resulting in crying fits where nothing we did, regardless of how explicitly we conformed … Continue reading Year 3, Day 244