"That chocolate looks like Daddy. Is that Daddy?" My own son, body shaming me. Today was Valentine's Day, but don't even try telling that to Miles, because he will immediately, and emphatically, correct you. In an attempt to, I assume, avoid creating an overtly romantic situation among a bunch of four year olds, the holidays … Continue reading Year 5, Day 354: Valentine’s Da–er, “Friendship Party Day”
Year 5, Day 271
This evening, I was told to go upstairs and not come down until I was called for. When I was finally summoned, this was the sight that awaited me: Sorta creepy, but okay... Miles told me to sit at the table, after which he and Jaclyn would present me with a birthday cake they had … Continue reading Year 5, Day 271
Year 5, Day 267: The Fourth Dipsgiving
Today heralded the return of what has become one of the premier events of the holiday season -- Dipsgiving, the friendsgiving that eliminates pesky things like silverware and most solids. GAZE UPON IT. GRAZE UPON IT. Looking back over the years, there has been a lot of child supervision that has had to go into … Continue reading Year 5, Day 267: The Fourth Dipsgiving
Year 5, Day 78
Miles got an invitation to his buddy Isaac's birthday party today, and while he was extremely eager (and patient) when it came time to pledge fealty and honor Isaac with a gift... But Miles was really here for one reason: BOUNCE HOUSE. Pictured here with Isaac's brother Zachary, whose first birthday a couple years back … Continue reading Year 5, Day 78
Year 4, Day 191: Double Weddings!
It's hard enough getting Miles to settle down and control himself for one social outing. Today, we had to do it twice, as we had two weddings to attend on the same day! Fortunately (and this is a big asterisk), the first one -- for our friend Melanie -- was attended virtually via Zoom, since … Continue reading Year 4, Day 191: Double Weddings!
Year 4, Day 170
Today was the event that compelled us to make the trip to New Jersey this week -- the graduation celebration in honor of Jaclyn's cousins, who recently finished their degree programs. It was a time for revelry, conversation, and exceptional food. Or, in Miles's case, collecting all the corn cob holders necessary for a complete … Continue reading Year 4, Day 170
Year 3, Day 352
When Miles was told he needed to get ready for his daycare's Valentine's Day party tomorrow, he got a little...excited. He later attempted to eat his dinner...with a string of Valentine's cards wrapped around his head. But hey, at least he's eating?
Year 3, Day 310
The highlight of our NYE party (as much as you can call it that anyway)? Miles's introduction to Black Sabbath. https://videopress.com/v/zwDLLG2d?preloadContent=metadata
Year 3, Day 249
With the looming risk of COVID infection being far scarier than the ghouls and beasts typical of the season, we opted not to take Miles trick-or-treating for Halloween this year. Instead, we threw a fairly exclusive party for Miles and some of his closest friends. Even though the party had a limited guest list, Miles … Continue reading Year 3, Day 249
Year 2, Day 340
Yesterday was mommy's birthday, but Miles's own is impending now as we cross into February. As Miles prepares to turn two, there are certain expectations and milestones that we're expecting to reach. Chief among these achievements? Teaching Miles to properly blow out a candle. After all, we don't want him making a fool out of … Continue reading Year 2, Day 340