I was reading a story to Miles at bedtime when he started rubbing his nose. What began as a few small swipes quickly escalated into something more aggressive, with Miles resorting to using the sleeve of his pajamas. I stopped reading. "Miles, do you need--" "It's just water!" he interrupted. "I got water on my … Continue reading Year 5, Day 262
"Do you want to get the SPRAY??" Miles asked, doing what you see below as I sat on the couch next to him. "Eww!" I said. "Like a skunk?" "No!" he said. "Like a honey badger!" Ah yes, the more obvious of the two animals. Either way, gross.
As all young boys must, Miles is going through the "booger obsession" phase of childhood. If you're ever looking for his index finger, the first place I'd check is deep within his nostril. Despite this action being a firmly-ingrained byproduct of centuries of human evolution, Jaclyn and I still raise a stink every time we … Continue reading Year 5, Day 4
We got some...prizes in at work this week for the...kids. Anyone, one in particular felt like it had some potential for use at home. Yes, the words on the right side are "Extra" and "Chunky." I brought some home this weekend and bided my time, looking for the perfect moment to enact my plan -- … Continue reading Year 4, Day 234
Jaclyn shuffled Miles into the house tonight following a small pee-pee accident in the car. His pants and underwear wet, we coordinated quick transport to the bathroom to get him cleaned up. After finally getting him seated on his potty, I wrestled his shoes off, then his pants. "Here's the pants," I said, handing them … Continue reading Year 3, Day 325
I have been, throughout my life, fairly obsessed with cleanliness and order. Some folks, myself included, felt like parenthood could be a hard transition for me based solely on this tendency. How easy was it going to be for me to alter my expectations? Or would madness simply envelop me? As with most things, parenthood … Continue reading Year 2, Day 235
Miles's new favorite bath time game:
The most revelatory things about being a parent are often the smaller quirks and details that seem so trivial that you never really gave it much thought beforehand. Example: You might think you'll never be okay with someone wiping their nose with their hand then putting that hand directly into your mouth, but then you … Continue reading Year 2, Day 116