Nothing quite like ALMOST getting a kid to bed before realizing you need to prep Valentine's Day cards for his classmates tonight. WRITE FASTER, KID! Miles did a great job with it, all things considered, although he did start getting a little punchy as the process dragged on. If the crazed eyes don't sell it, … Continue reading Year 5, Day 353
Year 5, Day 344
We went over to our friends' place for a bonfire tonight, where I learned, unsurprisingly, that Miles really needs to work on his flashlight etiquette. https://videopress.com/v/LRBxm5bX?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true
Year 5, Day 213: Sounds of the Night-time XII
As I was getting ready to retire to bed last night, I heard a sudden, repeating sound coming from Miles's room that was loud enough to make me jump. I darted over to his door and opened it to find Miles sitting straight up in bed, looking directly at me, and blowing quick, rhythmic raspberries … Continue reading Year 5, Day 213: Sounds of the Night-time XII
Year 5, Day 20
I was forced to leave bed in the middle of the night after hearing Miles wailing and banging on his door for several minutes, and when I entered his room he started giving me all sorts of typical excuses for his behavior. Some of The ClassicsTM I was treated to included: "I'm scared of the … Continue reading Year 5, Day 20
Year 4, Day 155
In yesterday's post, I wrote about a particularly menacing night in Miles's room. But bedtime isn't always about threats and indecision. Sometimes it is, simply, the absolute best part of the day. As we were cuddling tonight while Miles was dozing off, he suddenly threw his arm around me, squeezing me. I put an arm … Continue reading Year 4, Day 155
Year 4, Day 154
In his efforts to put off going to bed as long as possible, Miles will often swap out his "preferred parent" multiple times in one night. What starts as "I want Daddy!" soon becomes "No I want Mommy!" And on and on it goes. A few nights ago, things took...a turn. It started when I … Continue reading Year 4, Day 154
Year 4, Day 5: Baby’s First Homework Assignment!
I called Jaclyn after work this evening, and she had some exciting news for me. Miles got his first homework assignment today. By her account, he had come running out of daycare this afternoon holding up a paper and happily exclaiming, "LOOK! I GOT HOMEWORK!" This is the last time I anticipate him reacting to … Continue reading Year 4, Day 5: Baby’s First Homework Assignment!
Year 3, Day 344: Sounds of the Night-time X
For whatever reason, the last two nights have been extremely restless ones for Miles, typified by suddenly calling out around midnight, then descending into wailing that ultimately brings one of us into his bedroom in an (unsuccessful) attempt to coax him back to sleep. “NO! WE DID IT ALREADY!” Miles shouted to an undetermined recipient … Continue reading Year 3, Day 344: Sounds of the Night-time X
Year 3, Day 244
Tonight was...not great. Mommy had work to be doing, daddy just wanted to finish his dinner, and Miles was trapped in that hellish point in the day where he's too tired to stay up but too unwilling to go to sleep, resulting in crying fits where nothing we did, regardless of how explicitly we conformed … Continue reading Year 3, Day 244
Year 3, Day 184: Sounds of the Night-time IX
There are nights where Miles goes to bed peacefully and without protest. Then there are nights like this. https://videopress.com/v/TAcS0Dh4?preloadContent=metadata In case you're curious, when Miles starts fretting over his "bewn," he's referring to the balloon he was holding in his hand that he lost his grip on.