As I was on my way out the door for trivia last night, Miles walked over to me with a special request. "Hey, you got poop in your mouth and poop on your face," he said. Then, clarifying that he wasn't talking about me specifically, "Tell someone that." "What, tell that to someone at trivia?" … Continue reading Year 5, Day 146
"Hey," I said as I stood from the couch the other day. "Where's my other slipper?" While my left foot had found the appropriate slipper, my right foot, tapping all around the immediate area, could not find its corresponding partner. "Hmm," Miles said. "I think it's in the bathroom." I looked at him, genuinely baffled. … Continue reading Year 4, Day 327
Miles went through most of his infancy without really developing a tendency to cram things into his mouth. As such, it's been surprising recently to find that Miles is suddenly very interested in sucking on all of his fingers. And even though I've been paying very close attention to this behavior and have been trying … Continue reading Year 4, Day 179
There are times, when I'm hosting trivia on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, that my Spotify playlist is suddenly hijacked, causing whatever song I'm playing (Weezer's "Island in the Sun," for instance) to stop mid-tune and yield to a totally different song. It's one of the challenges of having a single Spotify profile shared among several family … Continue reading Year 4, Day 89
This morning, Miles snatched my comb off of the bathroom counter and darted off with it. Tonight I found his carefully chosen hiding place for it. That's it under the vacuum cleaner.
Exactly when and how do we develop our senses of humor? I had hoped that parenting would have shed some light on this for me, but its frankly left me more befuddled than I was before. I can understand how children develop an understanding of what they think is funny. It all starts with the … Continue reading Year 3, Day 202
I received the following text from Jaclyn this evening: And to address your inevitable question, yes, he did make a "nomnomnom" sound as he did this.
Miles has started declaring, "Miles funny!" pretty regularly, and while I caution him against being too prideful regarding his comedic gifts, who can argue with this?
Having a child is a wonderful experience in a wide variety of ways, but I had never considered how rewarding it might be for my ego. I mean, if I had known I could just create someone who would laugh at all of my jokes, I would've done this a long time ago!