We always encourage Miles to "play nice" and use "nice hands," knowing that as he navigates the early stages of social interaction he may be more inclined to use physicality to express himself rather than words or simple gestures. Well today one of the teachers at Miles's daycare characterized him as a "boxer." Now, he … Continue reading Year 2, Day 254
While I can't claim to understand his reasoning in every case, there are certain items around the house that Miles just refuses to interact with. Sure, sometimes the reason might be pretty obvious, but in many cases he just cowers in fear when faced with common household objects. One (okay, technically two) thing Miles has … Continue reading Year 2, Day 234
Miles got a little pool time in today at our friends' house, where he discovered a love of going down slides face-first... ...and made a new friend!
A few things about this video: Anything shaped like a square or rectangle is a book until proven otherwise (notice how he tries to "open" the cards). Miles really enjoys handing me things. He enjoys throwing things at his mother.
As with most things that are substantially larger than he is, Miles wasn't sure what to make of his birthday balloon, a large silver "1." He certainly loved looking at it from a distance this weekend, but bringing it close generally compelled him to turn away and try to escape from it. That changed today, … Continue reading Year 2, Day 14
Celebrating a mouth FILLED with food!
Tragedy struck this morning, as Miles clawed his way over to my coffee mug and managed to tip it over just as we were getting ready to walk out the door. Fortunately, all of the liquid spilled away from him as the mug went spinning across the floor, and Jaclyn and I worked in concert … Continue reading Day 345