This morning, Miles marched into the bathroom and said, "Daddy! I made you these letters!!" Not sure about the postage on these...
Miles received a Valentine's Day card from Grammy and Papa (and Uncle Ben) today, which was exciting enough for him, but then he opened the card to find something he hadn't really seen before. Yes, within the card was a crisp new five-spot. "What this?" Miles asked, holding the bill up. "That's money," I said. … Continue reading Year 3, Day 354
Tonight, Miles informed us that he wanted us to pack him in an extremely narrow box and ship him to Grammy's house. Hey, whatever it takes to see his grandparents in the time of COVID!
Miles has evidently picked up on this guy's name after hearing me say it around the house. Thank goodness he hasn't picked up on the names I call the other guy... https://videopress.com/v/YXXWZ4BY?preloadContent=metadata
A couple of unrelated anecdotes that demonstrate Miles's growing propensity for goofiness: I Miles sneezed this evening. "Bless you!" I said to him. "Yeah! Bless you, me!" he said to himself. II A bit later, Jaclyn retrieved the mail from outside and came in thumbing through it. "Oh, we got an Amazon Catalog!" she said, … Continue reading Year 3, Day 233
Two things Miles loves: packages coming in the mail and Halloween goodies. Lucky duck has relatives who are willing to satisfy both! In the spirit of the Halloween season, Miles went for a truly bone-chilling dinner combo. Seriously, who eats waffles with BROCCOLI?
At some point earlier this week, it was brought to Jaclyn's attention that Miles could expect a gift arriving by parcel sometime this week. She made the critical error of sharing this with Miles at the time, unsurprisingly making it the object of his singular focus ever since. "Present comin'!" he's declared at all hours … Continue reading Year 3, Day 128
As I've written about previously, Miles has a complicated relationship with his regular babysitter, Lisa. As we've moved farther and farther into coronavirus isolation, Miles has had to start contending with these feelings in more visible ways. It seems he's being a bit more honest with himself (and us) now about the degree to which … Continue reading Year 3, Day 70
TFW you get a holiday postcard from your babysitter while she's traveling in Europe:
Miles got a very special piece of mail this week, confirming that he has now been added to the Federal Registry for Monitoring Youth Compliance and Petulance. In layman's terms, Miles received word from Santa that he was now a part of "the list."