As I was leaving Miles's room last night, I turned back and blew him a kiss. He responded by swatting the kiss out of the air. He then picked the kiss up from the bed where it had fallen and held it up. "I'm gonna throw your kiss in the trash when I wake up," … Continue reading Year 4, Day 101
I arrived home last night to find the following sight awaiting me in my bed. Yeah, no WAY am I sleeping well tonight.
Every night before I make my way to bed, I stop in to check on Miles. I tell myself I want to be sure his covers are still on top of him or that he's not in danger of falling out of bed, and these things are true, but I honestly just want to see … Continue reading Year 4, Day 68
The child sleeps awkwardly, contorted atop a mass of lumpy, misshapen stuffed animals. No wonder he wakes up grumpy every morning.
Bedtime is often a mixed bag with Miles. He's got particular requests/demands that he makes regularly, such as picking out two books, then hearing two stories, then having his back rubbed, etc. I can be eager to get it over with at times, primarily because, at that point in my day, I really need to … Continue reading Year 4, Day 38
At bedtime, Miles once again demonstrated that he is absolutely my son: Mommy: "Now I want you to hold your dragon tight, and if you do I bet he'll take you on a big adventure in your dreams." Miles: "I don't wanna go on a big adventure. I just wanna stay home."
About ten minutes after we put Miles to bed, he started chanting, "I'm not sleeping, Mommy and Daddy!" Gradually he started doing this in a variety of voices and pitches. Weird? Definitely. But hey, it beats screaming and crying. https://videopress.com/v/G4FS9c9u?preloadContent=metadata TURN VOLUME ALL THE WAY UP TO GET THE FULL (OR ANY) EXPERIENCE.
For a holiday spent in isolation, Miles's third Christmas managed to be frenetic, loud, and (fortunately) filled with joy. Christmas started early in our house, as Miles woke up at 3 AM and started yelling, "DADDY! I WANNA READ A BOOK, DADDY!" Groaning, I staggered down the hallway to his bedroom and immediately began pleading … Continue reading Year 3, Day 305: Christmas 2020 in Review
Nights have been pretty quiet lately. Sure, it might take a while to actually get him to go to sleep, but once Miles goes down there isn't much that will truly wake him up anymore. We might hear him talking or crying out during the night, but this typically subsides quickly as he grapples with … Continue reading Year 3, Day 288
Miles woke up crying in the middle of the night, and I went to his room to see what was amiss. He had peed -- a LOT -- and needed a wardrobe change and a fresh set of bedsheets. He was still pretty out of it, and in an effort to keep him from completely … Continue reading Year 3, Day 273