We traveled to Raleigh to visit my brother and sister-in-law this weekend, and while Miles was excited to see them, what he was really interested in was seeing their cat. Unfortunately (for Miles, not the cat), we arrived last night to find that their power was out. It didn't really stop him from LOOKING for … Continue reading Year 5, Day 113
Maybe this is normal for the age Miles is at, but he's had a lot (like, A LOT) of questions about death lately. "What happens when we die?" "Are you going to die?" "Am I going to die?" All the usual first questions one might ask when coming to terms with mortality for the first … Continue reading Year 5, Day 103
Saturday Morning Science, "Fun With Bubbles" edition. If that isn't the diabolical spark of a budding mad scientist, I don't know what is.
So Miles knows Spanish now. https://videopress.com/v/U2qw5eV7?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true
In a very short span of time, Miles has gotten really good at writing his name...backwards. I'm going to work on "REDRUM" next.
I always knew this was going to be a challenge for me, but the more Miles learns to communicate the truer it is -- fatherhood is a constant battle between NEEDING to act sternly and WANTING to laugh hysterically at EVERYTHING. Almost every time I say, "That isn't funny, Miles," or, "I'm/We're not laughing, Miles," … Continue reading Year 5, Day 22
As they slowly learn how to fully utilize their environment, most kids try to figure out how to reach cookie jars or candy dishes. All my kid wants to do is eat every apple in the house in one sitting. I wish I could say this was a work in-progress, but he's actually "finished" eating. … Continue reading Year 4, Day 332
Miles often displays a high degree of curiosity about things as well as an ability to make connections and conclusions based on the evidence he observes. This makes it extra funny to see, as a parent, when he's completely off base. "Hey, what animal this comes from?" he asked tonight, regarding the macaroni and cheese … Continue reading Year 4, Day 319
This evening while we were trying to get some vintage (good God, where have the years gone??) games running, Miles offered to help with a wisdom beyond his years. He must have seen me try this method at one point, but I'm surprised it stuck so quickly. https://videopress.com/v/VJGJYVOz?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata Sure, he blew onto the cartridge instead … Continue reading Year 4, Day 318
Miles loves learning about animals, and I was delighted to find that he discovered one of my favorites in an episode of Paw Patrol this morning. "Daddy!" he called, pointing at the TV screen. "It's a unicorn whale!" "Oh, yeah, that's a narwhal," I replied, glancing up from cleaning the kitchen. "Yeah and it's a … Continue reading Year 4, Day 283