As suggested by yesterday's post, being home sick can really turn an already behaviorally-challenged child into an unruly mess of humanity. By dinnertime last night, Miles's failure to listen warranted being sent to his room for time-out. After several minutes (long enough for us, at least, to eat in peace), we went back to Miles's … Continue reading Year 5, Day 210
Miles always loves receiving mail from Taylor Swift. Always a trail of paper stars left in his wake.
"Daddy! I cleaned up my room! Go see!" The reality: He ALWAYS thinks pulling this sort of thing is hilarious.
We got some...prizes in at work this week for the...kids. Anyone, one in particular felt like it had some potential for use at home. Yes, the words on the right side are "Extra" and "Chunky." I brought some home this weekend and bided my time, looking for the perfect moment to enact my plan -- … Continue reading Year 4, Day 234
TWO forks and this kid STILL eats his spaghetti with his fingers...
There's virtually no way to keep a kid clean when he's eating ice cream, but why oh why do we let him have it in a cone? Because it's fun, that's why.
"Diaper on the head" is about where we're all at currently:
Me: "Miles! What did you do in here?!" Miles: "I made a trap."
This evening, during his typical witching hour, Miles took a break from his hyperactive tear around the house and said, "I need to go potty." It was an impressively lucid moment at a time of day when even the suggestion that Miles go to the bathroom is usually met with an emphatic, and loud, refusal. … Continue reading Year 3, Day 293
Whatever my ideal way to spend some alone time on Sunday might be, any extended period during which I'm left with an empty house in generally spent the same way: cleaning. Specifically, I vacuum, sweep, and mop the floors (which, regardless of how long it's been since their last cleaning, always need it). For the … Continue reading Year 3, Day 264