Taking a cue from Jeff Bezos, Miles and I headed to the park today to attempt our own suborbital rocket launch. WE HAVE LIFTOFF Sadly, this rocket only went about twenty feet high. But a launch is a launch, right?
Nintendo's Mario Kart series is famous for throwing moving obstacles at players on nearly every course. When we're playing Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, Miles manages to fill the role of "huge, moving obstacle" pretty well.
Miles: "Yeah I know how to do a Slinky." Also Miles: https://videopress.com/v/vnDOYN08?controls=false&loop=true&preloadContent=metadata
Miles insisted on helping me grill food this weekend, and I -- perhaps foolishly -- introduced him to the tongs. YOU try cooking while a crazed three-year-old is chasing you with tongs.
Our third day in the new house, and Miles has figured out how to lock his door. He beckoned us to come to his room this morning, and I arrived at his door to find the knob immovable. I tried to turn it a couple times, as one does, to no avail. "Miles" I said. … Continue reading Year 4, Day 32
Miles insisted on going over to the new house this evening and, after seeing all of his stuff in the garage, also insisted on taking his scooter for a spin.
Miles has taken his love of solving mysteries to the next level. Fortunately, our friend Renee was willing to indulge our burgeoning sleuth. "Daddy, in the kitchen, with the banana."
"No Dad! Your stick is a trumpet and mine is a guitar! No...give me yours! I want 'em both!"
There are some days that Miles goes without a nap and then, right around dinner time, he staggers over to the couch and does this: Our response is unified and immediate: "Oh NO you don't! You're not taking a nap NOW!"
Pick a random time during the day and ask Miles what he wants to do. The answer you get will almost definitely be, "I wanna build a tower." Note the hands emphasizing the sheer scale of it. Miles has taken this hobby beyond obvious block-based construction. Put enough random objects in front of him and … Continue reading Year 3, Day 364