While he still refers to us primarily as "mommy" and "daddy," Miles has learned our actual names. And as of tonight, I can confirm that he knows precisely the time to use them. As an increasingly opinionated little man, Miles is quick to let us know what he does and doesn't like. There may be … Continue reading Year 3, Day 112
It's always interesting seeing which of our traits and tendencies Miles seems to adopt. Occasionally, this is also a chilling experience. He was beside me on the couch this evening, when he uttered a sentence I had hoped to never hear from him. "I need backrub." My eyes widened. "What?" I asked, praying I had … Continue reading Year 3, Day 78
When mommy's away...
Today is Jaclyn's birthday, a fact Miles was made aware of as we were leaving the house this morning. "Can you tell mommy, 'Happy birthday'?" I asked. He then proceeded to sing the entire "Happy Birthday" song to her. Not a bad way for mommy to start her birthday! The only thing Jaclyn wanted for … Continue reading Year 2, Day 339
I walked into daycare this afternoon, as usual, with a feeling of intense excitement. No matter what sort of day I've had, seeing Miles at the end of the day will erase any stress and replace it with unbridled joy. Our eyes met, I smiled, and Miles pointed. "Mommy!" he said. "Uh, no," I replied. … Continue reading Year 2, Day 324
Miles and I have a new game we've been playing lately, primarily when we get home from daycare. To be fair, I'm not sure if Miles realizes it's a game, although he's the one who always kicks it off. "Where mommy go?" he'll ask, usually shrugging for emphasis. It's the game of finding mommy after … Continue reading Year 2, Day 274
This morning, Miles and I departed the house like any other day. Jaclyn leaned in for a kiss, Miles complied, and they both waved at each other. And then Miles pointed to Jaclyn. "Dog," he said. "What?" Jaclyn said, incredulously. "I'm not a dog! I'm mommy!" "Dog," Miles repeated. Jaclyn laughed, shrugged, and let the … Continue reading Year 2, Day 269
Miles loves his mommy. Watch until the end and you'll see one of his other great loves.
Miles waits patiently for mommy to finish her workout.
The face when you keep taking your shoe off and you know it's driving your mother crazy.