When your kid comes home and wants to throw the football around before the sun goes down, you get right on that.
It's taken a while, but today Miles finally figured out how to pucker his lips and blow (as opposed to "FFFT"-ing through his front teeth).
I can't stress enough just how essential sidewalk chalk is for parents of small children.
We visited a new (to us) park today, and Miles was quickly drawn to the extremely nice, Hornets-sponsored basketball court adjacent to the playground. He pointed as we crossed the field leading to it. A handful of older kids were playing on the court. "Play basketball," Miles said. "I don't know if you can play … Continue reading Year 3, Day 222
Last night, our neighbor delivered a cryptic warning as we stood around chatting: "You...uh...might find some golf balls in your backyard." Well I took Miles outside a little bit before dinner tonight, and find the golf balls he did. He then insisted on finding the "stick" used to hit them. And while he didn't have … Continue reading Year 3, Day 170
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