With the governor loosening some COVID restrictions this past week, playgrounds have finally reopened. Miles could not be happier about it, especially considering we were headed to a park in Black Mountain this morning. TAKE ME TO THE SLIDE! After a nice walk around the lake, Miles got to experience the joys (and initial trepidation) … Continue reading Year 3, Day 194
Spending time at my parents' house and, more specifically, around my father, has allowed Miles to experience some things he doesn't get too much of at home. On Christmas night, we roasted marshmallows by the fire out back. Last night, Miles got to see a raccoon feeding in the backyard. Today, my dad insisted that … Continue reading Year 2, Day 305
Miles reads a lot of books about animals and knows most of the major animal sounds at this point, so today we thought we'd take his animal experience to a new level. We've taken him to an wildlife preserve before and his love of dogs is well-documented, but today we wanted to bring him a … Continue reading Year 2, Day 229
Not long ago, right after I completed work on Miles's nightmarish play center, I had a vision. Whether merely a fitful daydream or a grave vision of things to come, I am not certain. However, it was vivid and, I assume, the sort of thing that occurs to every parent watching their child play in … Continue reading Year 2, Day 51
It's April Fool's Day, and I have once again positioned myself as the biggest of fools, agreeing to assemble yet another madness-inducing, hellspawned contraption for Miles. This one, a Step 2 "Fun Climber" for him to clamber onto in the backyard. Maybe it was the large pieces or the appearance that they all interlock with … Continue reading Year 2, Day 35
What a hambone!