As is typical just past 5:30, Jaclyn called me on the phone while I was driving home from work yesterday. As we greeted each other, I immediately heard Miles laughing in the background. "Who is that??" I asked in an over-the-top, incredulous voice. "I'm Miles!" he called. "Miles?" I said, toning it down and sounding … Continue reading Year 4, Day 188
Heading back to the grindstone this morning as I started the last week of the school year meant that I had to leave the house earlier than usual, before Miles could even get up. Naturally, I miss the kid on days like this, but it always makes my heart soar to know he misses me … Continue reading Year 4, Day 88
During some drawing/writing time this evening: Jaclyn: "What letter is that?" Miles: "What is it?" Jaclyn: "You tell me!" Miles: "No, YOU tell ME!" Later, to prove he knows some of his letters, he insisted on adding a 'h' to my name. I've got to hand it to him. Most people forget the 'h.'
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