Our tale begins, dear reader, with a familiar scene. Familiar...and yet BONE-CHILLING for five-year-olds everywhere. Imagine, if you will, a child...left to his own devices for the better part of the afternoon. As the sun begins to set and the ghouls begin to emerge and wander the streets of a suburban hellscape, this child -- … Continue reading Year 5, Day 248: Miles’s House of Horror V!
An update on Miles's sticker chart: it's been working well so far! In fact, this was the first week since he started that Miles was able to earn all of his stickers, which meant that he finally earned the ultimate reward of eternal life ice cream. It's also the first time he's reached the second … Continue reading Year 5, Day 79
While Jaclyn enjoyed a birthday all-girls vineyard crawl today, I was on Miles duty, taking him to German school, picking him up, taking him out for lunch, and generally gallivanting around town. At one point, Miles observed we were close to our old neighborhood and asked to see the house we used to live in. … Continue reading Year 4, Day 338
The day Miles has been waiting months for finally arrived today and there was no question that he was going to spend the whole day celebrating. Jaclyn picked up a dozen themed donuts to get the day started. Within moments, Miles was covered in chocolate. After breakfast, Miles saw little reason to get dressed for … Continue reading Year 4, Day 248: Miles’s Fearsome Fourth Halloween!
Master of the Road.
We went out for a nice family walk this evening. And by "nice," I of course mean Miles had a disagreement about the direction we were going and planted his ass on the ground in protest. "Bye, Miles! We're going home!"