We departed Monteverde today and headed back to the coast to the final destination on our Costa Rica trip, but before we settled into the three-hour drive we made one more stop in the mountains, visiting the Monteverde Butterfly Gardens. Our guide Kieron was immensely patient as he explained some of the native fauna to … Continue reading Year 5, Day 236
Our first full day in Costa Rica began slowly, with Miles and Jaclyn getting in some pool time while I had breakfast on the balcony and basked in the surrounding pulchritude. And also spied on them. It was lunchtime before we really did much (which means Miles spent most of the morning watching PAW Patrol), … Continue reading Year 5, Day 233
Miles was really excited to let me know he had personally packed a special surprise in my lunch bag. I've gotta hand it to him -- he may have a lot of learning to do about appropriate behavior, but he's always willing to share even his most coveted snack treats.
I took Miles to his music class today and I was hoping that, afterward, he would be amenable to going out for lunch. Unfortunately, everything I suggested was met with rejection. He just wanted to go home and eat there. "We have so much food at home," he said, sounding way too much like his … Continue reading Year 5, Day 176
One evening recently, when I was trying anything to find something Miles would agree to eat, I introduced him to the concept of the peanut butter and honey sandwich. He now requests the combination regularly. In fact, after finishing one I made for him today, Miles asked for a second. "You know," I told him, … Continue reading Year 5, Day 156
Having accomplished most of what I set out to do this weekend (and spent about as much money as I possibly could) by COB yesterday, today's final day of HeroesCon 2022 was wide open to be completely focused on one thing -- making it an experience that catered completely to Miles. Surveying an exhibit hall … Continue reading Year 5, Day 121
When your child (or any adult you know, for that matter) says, "I only eat the green ones," or, "I ate all of the green ones," what are they talking about? M&Ms, right? Well Miles is talking about veggie straws. Pictured without green ones. First of all, this was part of MY lunch. Second, NOBODY'S … Continue reading Year 5, Day 83
Miles graciously prepared a lunch for me today. Housed within this plastic egg, it was not to be opened until I was at work. ...ah. Lunch.
Miles almost always leaves the house with some sort of food in the mornings but almost always neglects to actually eat it. Sometimes he just zones out and forgets, while other times (such as today) he takes one bite and says, "UGH, yucky!" Either way, I hate wasting food, and so the fate of these … Continue reading Year 5, Day 39
During breakfast (technically maybe lunch?) ate Bob Evans today, Miles and I had a little "Mad Libs-esque" fun with the kid's menu/activity page. I was honestly a little disappointed that it turned out only slightly weird.