Master of the Road.
Year 4, Day 137
"Oh DAD-DEE! I'm a GIRL NOW!!!"
Year 4, Day 129
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
Year 4, Day 79
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
Year 3, Day 319
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.
Year 3, Day 266
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
Year 3, Day 244
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
Year 3, Day 162
Miles has started throwing around the phrase "One more time!" pretty liberally. When we're playing and I do something funny? "One more time!" When we've just finished running around from playing Naked Baby after bath time? "One more time!" When I give Miles a potato chip? "One more, daddy!" Of course, it's never "one more … Continue reading Year 3, Day 162
Year 3, Day 133
Having figured out how to open his closet door, Miles went rummaging around in there yesterday and emerged with a small nylon pouch in his hand. "This, daddy," he said. "Look at this." "What is that?" I asked. "A toy," Miles replied. Now, I knew that Miles had no idea what was inside the pouch. … Continue reading Year 3, Day 133
Year 3, Day 33
With the weather getting warmer and in desperate need of a reason to get out of the house to any degree possible, we pulled out Miles's swimming pool again today. After I spent several minutes cleaning it out then filling it with water, Miles hopped in only to get out after about a minute and … Continue reading Year 3, Day 33