Trying to convince Miles to go to bed almost always involves metaphorically throwing s*** at the wall and seeing what sticks. Often, the most outlandish behaviors from us provoke the best responses. Last night, Jaclyn started doing (in her words) "a silly walk" down the hallway towards him. Sometimes Miles plays along with stuff like … Continue reading Year 4, Day 285
Miles got some new pants tonight, and he couldn't wait to get home and try them on...his head. Full disclosure: I'm a little jealous.
As children with overactive imaginations are wont to do, Miles has started talking about some sort of ghoulish figure plaguing his thoughts. At first, he "saw him in the window," then he was "in the closet." Miles has even yelled his name to us when running around the house playing, as though the mere mention … Continue reading Year 4, Day 76
For whatever reason, the last two nights have been extremely restless ones for Miles, typified by suddenly calling out around midnight, then descending into wailing that ultimately brings one of us into his bedroom in an (unsuccessful) attempt to coax him back to sleep. “NO! WE DID IT ALREADY!” Miles shouted to an undetermined recipient … Continue reading Year 3, Day 344: Sounds of the Night-time X
Miles: "Oh daddy! I'm a scary monster!" The reality:
Sometime in the inky blackness of night, I was jostled from my sound sleep by the sound of Miles's voice over the monitor. "Mommy! Mickey fall!" Okay, actually I was jostled from my slumber by Jaclyn's follow-up. "Can you go get him?" I stumbled out of bed and down the hall to Miles's room, waking … Continue reading Year 3, Day 176: Sounds of the Night-time VIII