Miles has informed me that he is now a detective and is fully prepared to solve a mystery.
The opportunities the past two years have afforded us to see some of our closest family members have been greatly diminished, which has been difficult for a number of reasons, not the least of which is robbing Miles's aunts, uncles, and grandparents of the chance to see him at various developmental stages. This weekend, however, … Continue reading Year 4, Day 198
"No, put ALL the yoga mats on my back." This kid is about to yoga harder than anyone I've ever seen.
Sometimes I walk into Miles's bedroom after he's spent some quiet time in there and I just have to wonder, "What is this kid even doing?"
One of our friend's son's turned one today, and his party was held at Jumpin Jax, an indoor play center in Lancaster, SC. Full of play mats, ball pits, and a host of shit to climb around on, it seemed tailor made for Miles's enjoyment. Of course, it was all a bit too overwhelming at … Continue reading Year 2, Day 201
Now that Miles has an El Cheapo Plastic Swimming Pool™, every day is a pool day!
It's obvious, just from reflecting on my own tendencies over the years, that children pick up a lot from their parents, from emotional responses to physical tics and behaviors. And yet, at least once a day Miles will do something that I can't help but wonder as to the origin of, as it clearly isn't … Continue reading Year 2, Day 66
"Look in the bathtub," Jaclyn said after I arrived home tonight. She took Miles to daycare today, and her usual morning routine had been beset by Miles's mischievousness. Knowing Miles pretty well at this point, I almost knew what to expect before I even looked in the tub. Yep, he has started moving balls from … Continue reading Year 2, Day 21
Miles is getting better and better at playing catch, although I think his favorite part is watching me act like a total goofball.
I woke this morning to the sound of Miles's fussing piping through out baby monitor. It took me a few seconds of groggy semi-consciousness to realize that I hadn't also heard a "Can you go check on him?" coming from Jaclyn. I rolled over to find that she had already gotten in the shower, and … Continue reading Day 348