When parenting* during the workday, Jaclyn and I do our best to tag team. One of us (which, given the number of meetings I have on a given day, is usually me) sequesters ourself in another room while the other (which, sadly, is usually Jaclyn) sits at the dining table to work and care for … Continue reading Year 3, Day 85
What day is it? How long, exactly, have we been stuck indoors? I ask myself these questions every day, sometimes more than once. I have mixed feelings about being stuck at home amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. For one thing, I hate working from home. Hate it. The root of this feeling can be summed up … Continue reading Year 3, Day 43
Miles took time out of his morning to scream at the workers installing a sidewalk on our street. "NO, MOVE!" he yelled. It's essentially the toddler equivalent of "GET OFFA MY LAWN YOU!"
We were on our ride home from daycare this evening when I let Miles know we were almost back at the house. "Issa," Miles said. He may not be fully aware of the days of the week or how a calendar works, but he clearly still recognized that today was the day he typically sees … Continue reading Year 2, Day 365
As nice as it was to have a little time away, it felt really good to come home to Miles today. It took him a second after we walked in, but once he realized we were actually back home he scurried over for hugs. The best part of the afternoon, however, was family naptime.
Miles looked through the glass door and saw his babysitter approaching just after we arrived home tonight. He immediately did this: And yet, the second she mentioned going outside to look for birds, Miles embraced her, turned back to me, and said, "Bye-bye!" with a dismissive wave. Talk about mixed signals.
Miles had an exceedingly restless night, and although there are a number of factors that can currently contribute to this, it wasn't far into the day before I found out the real culprit. I got the call at work -- Miles had a fever and needed to be picked up from daycare. The staff at … Continue reading Year 2, Day 211
Today really could've gone horribly. We took a red eye flight back to Charlotte directly from last night's wedding, and I knew the experience would test the limits of just how amenable Miles is to air travel. He might be up screaming and crying throughout the flight, unable to get comfortable and fall (and stay) … Continue reading Year 2, Day 189
An after-hours function kept me at work a little late tonight, which meant missing out on picking Miles up and getting our usual ride home together. Any dismay I felt over this was erased the second I arrived home tonight though, as I walked through the door and was immediately greeted by Miles, who smiled, … Continue reading Day 333
Miles's slightly off-brand crying continued this morning, and Jaclyn reached out to daycare early to check in on how he was doing. While the outcome of that initial conversation was, "Let's see if it gets any better," it wasn't long before she got a call back. Miles had a fever and needed to go home … Continue reading Day 326: Baby’s First Ear Infection!