Fatherhood (and heck, MARRIAGE) isn't easy, but man...I'm a pretty lucky guy.
As we were leaving the house this morning, Miles insisted on multiple hugs and kisses from Mommy on his way out the door (Mommy was happy to comply). I held his hand as we walked down the steps. "She's a good Mommy, isn't she?" I asked. "Yeah," Miles said. "And you a good Daddy, too." … Continue reading Year 3, Day 323
Miles was in a pretty good mood as we rode in to daycare this morning. Once we got to a stoplight, I craned my neck to look at him in the backseat, bobbing his head and looking out the window. "I love you, Miles!" I said. "Do you love me?" "No!" he replied. "No??" I … Continue reading Year 3, Day 247
It's been a rough week. My uncle, who met Miles during our eventful trip to New York and back a couple years ago, passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer. And Friday night, just as Jaclyn and I were getting ready to go to bed, news broke that actor Chadwick Boseman had also passed … Continue reading Year 3, Day 187
Miles loves his mommy. Watch until the end and you'll see one of his other great loves.
I'm not sure where the line between sincerity and instinct lies for small children. It's obvious that early in Miles's life, he learned to cling to Jaclyn and I because he recognized on a base level that we were his caretakers. As he's grown, his hugs have seemed to become more intentional, based on affection … Continue reading Year 2, Day 183
As much as my heart melts when Miles smiles at me every afternoon when I walk into daycare, I've got to be completely honest -- nothing comes close to seeing him smile at Jaclyn when he sees her. They're really two distinct smiles. When Miles smiles at me, it's a smile that says, "Oh boy, … Continue reading Day 236