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.
While spelling his name with foam letters in the bathtub tonight, Miles found the M and the I, but needed a little help spotting the next letter. After some minimal guidance (which -- great news -- Miles knows the difference between his right and his left), he plucked the L out of the water. "Hey," … Continue reading Year 5, Day 10
Today was Valentine's Day, and Miles came home with a special message for us. I responded by giving him the gift I had picked up for him. This is the way...to your heart. I'm not sure how many couples with children out there still concern themselves with spending Valentine's Day exclusively with their spouses, but … Continue reading Year 4, Day 354
As Miles was rummaging through the Christmas stuff last night, digging out all sorts of decor we weren't exactly ready to display just yet, he ran across the stockings. He studied them for a moment, then pulled one out and held it high. "Look!" he said, pointing at the glittery letters at the top of … Continue reading Year 4, Day 278
Miles enjoys mailing letters almost as much as he loves receiving them. This one his headed to his BFF Audrey.
Miles can read numbers now. For instance, he remembers that our mailbox is "eight one" and the page his favorite story starts on in his Disney bedtime book, even without looking directly at either stimulus. "Sure," you might say, "but so what? It's not like he can read words or sentences yet." This is true, … Continue reading Year 4, Day 118
During some drawing/writing time this evening: Jaclyn: "What letter is that?" Miles: "What is it?" Jaclyn: "You tell me!" Miles: "No, YOU tell ME!" Later, to prove he knows some of his letters, he insisted on adding a 'h' to my name. I've got to hand it to him. Most people forget the 'h.'
This morning, Miles marched into the bathroom and said, "Daddy! I made you these letters!!" Not sure about the postage on these...
In true "parents kill all the fun" fashion, virtually all of Miles's bathtub toys involve letters and numbers. Because he doesn't know better yet and the resentment is still a few years off, Miles really enjoys passing the letters along to us, hearing us identify the name and sound, then attempting to repeat this himself. … Continue reading Year 2, Day 107