This morning, I came downstairs to absolute chaos. Miles was crying, Jaclyn was frustrated, and I was left wondering just how things got to this point. It was shoes. Today was Miles's first day of school at Cadence Academy. While he won't be attending daily until after Labor Day, the new students' first days are … Continue reading Year 5, Day 187: Baby’s First Day of Pre-K!
Before Miles would leave for daycare today, he insisted that he needed to "work out." This was the result. For those wondering, NO he didn't work out and NO he didn't clean this up himself.
Getting Miles out the door in the morning is always an adventure. Most times I'm able to stay somewhat removed from that chaos, as I'm typically showering and getting dressed at the same time. I might hear Miles's screams and Jaclyn's plaintive, exasperated requests through the walls, but I've got to get myself presentable before … Continue reading Year 4, Day 222
Being a parent is regularly overwhelming, and there is absolutely no question that I need frequent breaks from my family (if only to cower in a corner and rock back and forth in silence for a few minutes). But this morning as I was dropping Miles off at daycare, he clung to my leg and … Continue reading Year 3, Day 336
Miles woke up this morning to discover that he was not going straight to daycare. Instead, he was headed to the dentist for a routine check-up. Surprisingly, Miles wasn't upset to hear this or opposed to going. Quite the opposite, in fact. "I got to go to the dentist to check my head and see … Continue reading Year 3, Day 329
As we were leaving the house this morning, Miles insisted on multiple hugs and kisses from Mommy on his way out the door (Mommy was happy to comply). I held his hand as we walked down the steps. "She's a good Mommy, isn't she?" I asked. "Yeah," Miles said. "And you a good Daddy, too." … Continue reading Year 3, Day 323
As he bounced around in our bed this morning, Miles suddenly recoiled from me, "Ugh! It smell bad!" "What smells bad?" Jaclyn asked. "Daddy smell bad!" Miles replied. Assuming he was talking about my breath, I did that thing where you try to cover your mouth with a hand and breathe out to verify your … Continue reading Year 3, Day 320
Miles takes a lot of pride in helping Jaclyn prepare my lunch each morning, tossing everything from yogurt to my daily multivitamin into the bag and insisting on zipping it up himself. Sometimes he gets a little possessive of the food, insisting that one or more items in the bag actually belong to him. "Here's … Continue reading Year 3, Day 315
We were exiting onto 277 this morning as Miles decided we needed to spice up the morning drive. "Look!" he shouted from the backseat. "It's a dragon!" I don't know what his deal with dragons is lately (we were only able to coax him into leaving the house yesterday by telling him that we were … Continue reading Year 3, Day 286
Look, okay? I'm not ashamed to admit that my wife packs my lunch for me every day. And sure, there are days where I open that lunchbag at noon and think, "...what the hell kind of lunch is THIS supposed to be?" but I always appreciate the energy she puts into it. Lately, Miles has … Continue reading Year 3, Day 269