With Mommy gone for a night out this evening, Miles got a little...threatening...when asking for juice. https://videopress.com/v/pVv4sSI6?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&autoPlay=true&loop=true&preloadContent=metadata
"Go get me juice or I'm gonna put you in time out. Those are your options." - Miles Martin
As he sat on the couch tonight watching Paw Patrol as I cleaned up after dinner, Miles issued a common request: "Can you get me juuuuuuice?" I walked over and plopped down next to him. "Yeah, I can get you juice," I said. "But I need something first..." I expected a hug (my usual fee), … Continue reading Year 4, Day 263
Miles was sitting next to me on the couch just before bedtime. "Can I have a drink?" he asked. "You want to finish your apple juice?" I said, referring to the juice box he got at dinner but never finished. "No," Miles said, "because I might spill it." I was pretty impressed by his self-assessment … Continue reading Year 4, Day 228
Most of today's morning commute was conducted in silence following a brief altercation in which Miles requested juice immediately and I told him his request would be impossible to fulfill. Several minutes of silent grievance (his, not mine) later, he finally spoke up again. "Mommy is a good mommy," he said. "She is," I agreed. … Continue reading Year 4, Day 158
"I. Want. JUICE!" Miles demanded today, skipping right over the part where he asks nicely and we suggest something else before agreeing to give him some juice. A little taken aback, I tried to remind Miles of proper etiquette when making such a request, specifically the use of the "P-word." "Miles, in this house we … Continue reading Year 4, Day 103
Tonight, as we were winding things down for the evening: From the staircase, I called, "C'mon, buddy! It's time to get ready for bed!" Miles was silent and motionless in front of the television, sucking down some juice. "Hey," I said, a bit less playfully, "I'm looking at YOU." Miles pulled the cup away from … Continue reading Year 4, Day 92
What you get when Miles helps put away groceries... At least some of it is in the right...room?
How do I know when my son means business? When the sound of his voice yelling, "I need juice, BRIAN!" comes from the kitchen.
For some reason (I have no idea why, and I've honestly been too afraid to ask), Miles has been referring to his juice as "Daddy Juice." "I want Daddy Juice!" he'll declare. The type of juice is unimportant -- just whatever type we currently have in the fridge.Of course, Miles had been using the term … Continue reading Year 3, Day 166