This morning as we were getting ready to leave the house, Miles said a word I haven't heard him say before. "Are you ready to go to school?" I asked. "Fen," he replied. "Fen?" I repeated. "Lessi." "What?" "Daya." I still couldn't quite understand what he was saying, but fortunately Jaclyn intervened. "He's talking about … Continue reading Year 2, Day 331
I woke up this morning to the sound of Jaclyn telling me she was going to the gym (it was 5:30 AM). Despite being barely conscious, I still recognized how absolutely insane it is to get up for ANYTHING that early in the morning but hey, you do you, Jaclyn. I woke up AGAIN to … Continue reading Year 2, Day 326
Typically, when Miles wakes up in the morning, he'll start requesting to watch something on TV. "Elmo." "Daniel." "Mickey!" These are common requests. But today he indicated that he wanted to watch something different. "What do you want to watch?" Jaclyn asked him. "Uh-fuhbuhl!" he replied, pointing at the TV. Yes, only now, at the … Continue reading Year 2, Day 320
"No!" Miles said defiantly as we pulled up to daycare today. "No what?" I replied. "Because if you're saying no to school, I got news for you..." Despite this suggested misgiving, Miles entered daycare sans further protests. I carried him back to the toddler room then plopped him on the floor. "Come on, Miles!" his … Continue reading Year 2, Day 289
Miles started his second Thanksgiving with a relaxing morning out on the porch with granddad. He ended his day enjoying a post-dinner cupcake with Aunt Katy. In between, of course, he ate plenty of food. Does this not look like the face of a fully-sated child?
Today is my FORTIETH birthday, and while I'm not always big on celebrating this sort of thing (last weekend not withstanding), there was absolutely no way I would've rather woken up today than hearing Miles merrily singing, "Haaa-bee deh do-doo! Haaa-bee deh do-doo!" as he walked into our bedroom this morning.
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
Well, Miles was sick a couple days ago, and now it's evidently my turn. I woke up this morning coughing and hacking, barely able to muster the willpower to crawl out of bed and stagger to the bathroom. I was pretty groggy when Jaclyn and Miles were headed out the door this morning, but in … Continue reading Year 2, Day 213
Jaclyn and Miles have both been a bit under the weather this week, so it was no surprise when both of them were still asleep this morning well beyond the point that any alarm clocks went off. Jaclyn agreed to take Miles to daycare later on, and I headed out the door. I tried to … Continue reading Year 2, Day 205
Overheard this morning as I was getting ready for work: **THUD** Miles starts crying. Jaclyn: "That's what happens when you fight me."