One of the hardest adjustments for...let's say certain people upon entering parenthood is the constant self-monitoring for swear words. Obviously, we don't want to promote the sort of language that delights adults but will get small kids kicked out of school around children. Well, on a personal level, all I really have to say is … Continue reading Year 5, Day 76
With Easter morning very nearly upon us, I knew that Miles would have a thousand thoughts barreling through his head last night. In an effort to run interference between Miles and Audrey (and, frankly, the rest of the house), I slept next to him on an air mattress in Audrey's room. Sure enough, he woke … Continue reading Year 5, Day 51
Most mornings, Jaclyn will make a protein shake for me to grab as I rush out the door. I might take a quick gulp of it to down medicine or a vitamin, but other than that it comes with me and doesn't get consumed until I've dropped Miles off at daycare (i.e., when I'm sure … Continue reading Year 5, Day 7
In an effort to get Miles out of the house this morning, Jaclyn made some...promises. "Daddy!" Miles said as he sprang into the bathroom, WAY more excited than he usually is at 7:30 am. "We're going to fly to Adventure Bay on a plane and meet the Paw Patrol!!!" Hoo boy, I thought. Jaclyn's really … Continue reading Year 4, Day 335
Overheard as I was trying to get out the door with Miles this morning: "No Miles! You CAN'T take Daddy's hat full of rocks!" Naturally, a five-minute-long meltdown followed.
Miles serves Jaclyn at his makeshift diner counter. Yes, he set this up as soon as he woke up.
Miles burst into the bathroom this morning as I was getting ready and, seeing that I was styling my hair, insisted that he wanted some of my forming cream. While I'd normally be fine with it, this was clearly one of those rare mornings where he had actually allowed Jaclyn to use his spray gel; … Continue reading Year 4, Day 284
Convincing Miles to get out the door in the morning is regularly a challenge. Well I'm happy to report that it was pretty easy today! Getting him in the car was the hard part. Miles walked briskly towards the car as I opened his door. When I turned to scoop him up, he was gone. … Continue reading Year 4, Day 265
After a rough night in which Miles was up off and on hour after hour, with Jaclyn and I taking turns running interference, none of us wanted to get up when our alarms clocks started sounding far too early in the morning. Sadly, I was left with no choice, but Jaclyn turned away from Miles, … Continue reading Year 4, Day 253
Me: "Miles, are you ready to leave for daycare?" Miles: Yes, those are gloves on his feet.