Miles and I play a rousing game of "Stay in that Room and Do Some Work, Daddy!"
Having figured out how to open his closet door, Miles went rummaging around in there yesterday and emerged with a small nylon pouch in his hand. "This, daddy," he said. "Look at this." "What is that?" I asked. "A toy," Miles replied. Now, I knew that Miles had no idea what was inside the pouch. … Continue reading Year 3, Day 133
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.
I had to work (AT work) today, but Miles was out of daycare for the holiday and I sadly missed out on his first actual play date with a friend from school. There was pizza, cookies, cupcakes, and plenty of outside time. I'm told Miles did a good job sharing (thanks in no small part, … Continue reading Year 3, Day 129
Miles hasn't quite figured this game out yet.
"Oh, he's mad at you."I heard Jaclyn's voice just a second before I heard Miles slam his bedroom door. My first thought: "What did I do?"As it turned out, Miles had been collecting his Duplo blocks in the middle of the living room floor and asking me to sit down and build "choo-choo train" out … Continue reading Year 3, Day 98
Miles may have inherited his great-grandfather's affinity for puzzles.
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.
During another battle to coax Miles into napping today, we put him in his room and closed the door for "quiet time." We could hear him playing around for a while, but eventually things fell silent. I wanted to duck my head into his room to make sure he was sleeping and, well, couldn't quite … Continue reading Year 3, Day 72