After months of waiting for him to get a little more coordinated, I promised Miles that we would finally take his car out for a spin this weekend. He...uh...well let's just say it's going to be a while before he gets his permit.
Fourth of July, like so many things, looks different this year. But even in the era of COVID-19, Miles was hell-bent on seeing some fireworks today. Fortunately, we had plenty of neighbors setting them off. Curiosity quickly gave way to fear, and "I wanna see fireworks!" quickly became "I don't like fireworks!" I was a … Continue reading Year 3, Day 130
When Miles emerged from the car after arriving home from daycare this afternoon, he immediately notified me that we would be taking a walk to the fire station. "Daddy!" he shouted. "Walk to fire station!" And, well, so we did.
Me: "Miles! Show me what you've got in your hands!" Miles: Me: "...okay. Could you...smile?" Miles:
Jaclyn came home from her shopping trip yesterday with a present for Miles. Just the word "present" is enough to get Miles excited beyond measure, but this one was particularly enticing, since it combined his love of balls and his love of hitting things with large sticks. Of course, the biggest battle we've just introduced … Continue reading Year 3, Day 124
Miles got a rare treat today, as it was moving day for a couple of our friends and we agreed to help out by taking care of their tiny dog, Taco. As soon as he woke up this morning, Miles said, "Taco coming!" As with all dogs, Miles was absolutely giddy for the first few … Continue reading Year 3, Day 123
Miles's desire for silence has gotten out of hand. When spending time outside after school today, Miles grew tired of the bird calls coming from a nearby tree. "TREE!" he shouted, cupping his hand around his mouth to maximize effect. "BE. QUIET!" I'm not sure how much luck he's going to have with that one.
While we try to get Miles outside every day while we're stuck at home, this week's weather has been less than agreeable so far. When I finished working today, I could recognize the signs that Miles had a severe outdoor deficiency (crankiness, elevated voice...essentially the same signs I exhibit when I've gone too long without … Continue reading Year 3, Day 84
Miles insisted on filling the pool up by himself today. Results were mixed.
I was recently listening to Elmer Bernstein's Ghostbusters score and I flipped the cover around to show Miles the backside, which features a large illustration of Slimer, the delightful green blob. Miles pointed at Slimer. "Huh," he said, which he does whenever he recognizes something but can't recall the word for it. "It's a ghost," … Continue reading Year 3, Day 71