Over the last five years, Miles has come a very long way. From walking, to potty training, to getting his first big boy bed, at this point he's transformed into a completely different kid. Well, almost. There is one lingering remnant of his younger days... We've often wondered when it would be "the right time" … Continue reading Year 5, Day 361
Year 5, Day 249
Maybe it was restlessness. Maybe he missed us. Maybe there were some lingering Halloween-related jitters. Whatever the cause, Miles came into our bedroom in the middle of the night. While this happens semi-regularly, tonight it was particularly disruptive, as the first thing he did upon stepping into the room was to turn the lights on. … Continue reading Year 5, Day 249
Year 5, Day 241
For anyone wondering, yes, Miles got to build his fort when we arrived home yesterday. He even tried sleeping in it, although (surprise, surprise) he had too much difficulty getting comfortable. But it looks so cozy!
Year 5, Day 183
On the increasingly rare occasions when Miles wakes up in the middle of the night, he's generally good about putting himself back to sleep. And by that I mean "leaving his room and climbing into bed with us." There are still some nights, though, when Miles will call out for one of us. When I … Continue reading Year 5, Day 183
Year 5, Day 154
After more than a week (!) home sick, if Miles finally falls asleep soundly for the night you let him have it, wherever that resting place might be.
Year 5, Day 151
For those wondering, last night at roughly 4:30 AM, Miles executed his Jar-Jar Binks plan. I don't think Jaclyn ever mistook him for "a criminal" as Miles had hoped, but she DID scream at the top of her lungs and, in the next moment, admonish her giggling son for this unholy sleep disruption It was … Continue reading Year 5, Day 151
Year 5, Day 150
As he was climbing into bed last night, Miles suddenly shared with me a plan so nefarious, and specific, that I have to believe he'd been thinking about it all day. First, he grabbed a talking Jar-Jar Binks doll from the lineup sitting on his headboard.. "While Mommy's sleeping, I'm going to sneak up on … Continue reading Year 5, Day 150
Year 5, Day 96
It's been a few weeks since I removed the knob cover from Miles's door, granting him the ability to open and close it as he pleases. He's largely treated this development responsibly, staying in his room when told and not coming into our bedroom in the middle of every night. In fact, his night-time incursions … Continue reading Year 5, Day 96
Year 5, Day 87
Most nights I'll check on Miles before bed and have to make some small adjustment to his blanket or pillows. Last night I found him like this: Some nights he DOES sleep like his mother.
Year 5, Day 68
Today was...rough. For a number of reasons, both personal and professional, I returned home after another long Wednesday feeling completely battered. As I pulled into the driveway and pushed the button to open the garage, I craned my neck, as I always do, to look up to Miles's bedroom window and see if he's asleep … Continue reading Year 5, Day 68