How do I know when my son means business? When the sound of his voice yelling, "I need juice, BRIAN!" comes from the kitchen.
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
On a good morning, it takes me considerable time to wake up. My corporeal form may rise from my bed and begin gadding about at 8:00, but it is fueled not by conscious thought but rather involuntary muscle movements and instinct. I don't actually achieve consciousness some time after that. I bring this up because … Continue reading Year 2, Day 341
On the heels of what was a pretty big development back in November following our trip home for Thanksgiving, Miles has reached the point where he both recognizes and has bestowed names on some of the extended members of his family. He knows his aunts Katy and Claire by name now, and knows to call … Continue reading Year 2, Day 307
I mentioned Miles warming up to his Uncle Ben on a recent trip back to Myrtle Beach. As a follow up, Miles's babysitter shared this video with us this week.
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