This afternoon, Jaclyn and I stepped into Miles's school at 3:30 for a parenting rite of passage -- our first parent-teacher conference (as parents, anyway). "All right," I groaned, making a slow, deliberate descent into a chair far too small for me. "Give it to me straight." I was only half-joking, as some of the … Continue reading Year 5, Day 279: Baby’s First Parent-Teacher Conference!
Year 4, Day 358
Miles went to time out tonight (one of SEVERAL such instances today, but that's another story), and when it came time to release him I went upstairs and opened his door. "Hey!" he immediately shouted at me. "I'm in a MEETING!" The meeting in question. I apologized for interrupting then backed out of the room. … Continue reading Year 4, Day 358
Year 3, Day 30
"Miles, are you ready for your meeting?" Moments later...
An added bonus to simply being able to take a trip to a part of the country we've never seen before is that some of our closest friends live out there, too. Our trip to Denver gave us a chance to catch up with folks, meet some new people, and (most importantly) give them an … Continue reading Day 167
Day 112: Daddy’s First Father’s Day
Today was day three of HeroesCon, the event that annually swallows a weekend of my life (and untold amounts of my income) whole despite almost every person I know relentlessly scheduling other critical social events the same weekend. I can't help that it falls on Father's Day weekend. I'm also not that into self-aggrandizing holidays, … Continue reading Day 112: Daddy’s First Father’s Day
So far, Miles's exposure to other babies has been pretty minimal. With daycare right around the corner, Miles's world is about to be rocked. What better time, then, to introduce him to our friends George and Sam's also-barely-out-of-the-newborn-stage daughter Audrey? Not present for this historic meeting? THE DADS. What can we say -- HeroesCon … Continue reading Day 111