Overheard this morning as I was getting ready for work: **THUD** Miles starts crying. Jaclyn: "That's what happens when you fight me."
There's a new game I play around the house, a bit too frequently if I'm being honest, called "Was it Miles or Jaclyn?" Typically played in the bathroom, the game involves being in an isolated part of the house and hearing a crash or thud or feeling a vibration in the floor, then speculating whether … Continue reading Year 2, Day 113
Jaclyn has been out of town for work since Tuesday, and while I've had the services of his usual babysitter, Lisa, the last two nights while I've hosted trivia, mornings (and late nights) have been the Brian & Miles Show. Largely, it's gone well. Tuesday night was a little bumpy (but I had a feeling … Continue reading Year 2, Day 94
Miles is still operating on a fairly limited vocabulary (the word "buh," for instance, stands for everything from "ball" to "bird," while "duh" stands in for "dog," "that," there," and pretty much everything else). It's less about the words he uses than the way he uses them. Inflection and context are key parts of understanding … Continue reading Year 2, Day 37
With Jaclyn's vacation time officially resetting now that it's 2019, she took a much-needed day off today. It was meant to be a time for her to refresh, get rested, and focus on herself -- something the burdens of being a mother have not allowed her to really do in months (to both her misfortune and … Continue reading Day 311
"Who does he look like??" It's one of Jaclyn's favorite questions. Sometimes she'll ask the same person two or three times in a single visit. If I'm being honest, she's kind of a bully about it. Because, you see, there's only one correct answer. Only saying, "You, Jaclyn. He...he looks like you," will truly stop … Continue reading Day 283
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
The following is Jaclyn's account of an incident that occurred in the middle of the night. I can neither confirm or deny the validity of this account, because I was not actually awake for the incident in question. Sometime around 3:00 AM, Miles started fussing from his Pack 'n' Play. After giving him a moment … Continue reading Day 191: Sounds of the Night-time III
Recovering from a weekend out of town isn't just about catching up on sleep -- it's also about finding the time to do everything you neglected over the weekend, like laundry and grocery shopping. Jaclyn offered to take care of the latter while I was at trivia tonight, which meant two things: 1) she'd take … Continue reading Day 141
It's no secret that Jaclyn misses Miles a lot during the day, so when she has an after-work function to attend, she gets even more restless. Fortunately, I'm around to take care of her motherly needs as best I can.