Regular readers know I lost my coveted reading room last week after I had to fill it with all of Miles's toys. With that nightmare over, I was finally able to kick back, grab a new comic book, and -- GAH! WTF?! No, this wasn't inadvertently left behind when I returned everything to Miles's room. … Continue reading Year 5, Day 357
Year 5, Day 265
Miles continues to enjoy starting every morning with the Question of the Day upon arriving at school, although his reason for enjoying it has changed a little in the last couple weeks. Where he once proudly and thoughtfully selected the best answer to each day's question, he now carefully considers which answer is likely to … Continue reading Year 5, Day 265
Year 5, Day 146
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
Year 4, Day 327
"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
Year 4, Day 179
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
Year 4, Day 89
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
Year 3, Day 241
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.
Year 3, Day 202
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
Year 3, Day 119
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.
Year 3, Day 52
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?