Miles insisted on helping me grill food this weekend, and I -- perhaps foolishly -- introduced him to the tongs. YOU try cooking while a crazed three-year-old is chasing you with tongs.
What you get when Miles helps put away groceries... At least some of it is in the right...room?
As I stepped in the door after work tonight, Miles came running over. "Daddy, Daddy!" he called. "I'm packing my stuff!" "That's great, buddy!" I said. "Let me see what you've got so far!" Miles:
In what is quickly becoming a regular part of our evening routine, Miles helped Jaclyn prepare dinner again this evening. "The first thing we need to do is boil some water for the cauliflower." "Just don't put it in my juice!" was Miles's only demand. Of course, there's only so much prep work a three-year-old … Continue reading Year 4, Day 14
Miles takes a lot of pride in helping Jaclyn prepare my lunch each morning, tossing everything from yogurt to my daily multivitamin into the bag and insisting on zipping it up himself. Sometimes he gets a little possessive of the food, insisting that one or more items in the bag actually belong to him. "Here's … Continue reading Year 3, Day 315
Look, okay? I'm not ashamed to admit that my wife packs my lunch for me every day. And sure, there are days where I open that lunchbag at noon and think, "...what the hell kind of lunch is THIS supposed to be?" but I always appreciate the energy she puts into it. Lately, Miles has … Continue reading Year 3, Day 269
Miles and I had a couple errands to run after daycare today, one of which involved a quick stop at Trader Joe's to pick up some things for dinner (and, at Miles's insistence, a container of cottage cheese). As we stepped into the store, Miles tugged away from my hand. "I can do it all … Continue reading Year 3, Day 262
Jaclyn picked up some new running shoes today, and Miles wasted no time removing them from their box and putting the shoes where they belong. He then brought the empty box to the back door (for transportation to the recycling bin) and carried the paper from inside the box (which it later seemed was his … Continue reading Year 3, Day 190
A couple weeks ago, I wrote about Miles helping his mother unload groceries. Well, he's finally bringing those groceries to the actual kitchen. Of course, he's bringing them in one at a time, but progress is progress.
Jaclyn came home from grocery shopping today with several bags to unload. Miles, being a dutiful son, decided to help her unpack it all... ...right in front of the door, on the opposite end of the house from the kitchen.