We ordered a travel car seat for our upcoming vacation, and Miles made short work of repurposing the box it came in, turning it into a rocket. Or a "rocckoket," as it were.
"I'm cracking the case, but the mystery is not done yet..." - Miles
Once Miles discovered that there's a Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated movie, he 1) demanded to watch it and 2) spent the next 90 minutes running back and forth in front of the TV with his pirate sword down the back of his shirt.
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 199
"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