Jaclyn had to leave for field work early this morning, which I was left to explain to Miles when it came time to wake him up. He was mercifully in a pretty chipper mood and seemed to take the news in stride as we went about our morning. Still, I couldn't help but notice his … Continue reading Year 3, Day 261
This morning, Miles snatched my comb off of the bathroom counter and darted off with it. Tonight I found his carefully chosen hiding place for it. That's it under the vacuum cleaner.
Getting out of the house in the morning is, at best, a complete fiasco. Just as I was ready to leave today, I looked down at the bench and realized something was missing. "Where are my socks?" I asked frantically. Miles rounded the corner from the kitchen and beckoned me to follow. He walked all … Continue reading Year 3, Day 220
This evening, Miles suddenly vanished. Typically, his "hiding" involves lots of giggling and the occasional, "I'm over here!", but this time he didn't respond to calls from either of us and I honestly had no idea where he had gone. Eventually I poked my head into our bedroom closet, where I found this:
There's a scene in a classic flashback episode of The Simpsons in which Homer is playing with baby Bart, pretending to grab his nose. "Got your nose!" "Got your wallet!" Bart replies, snatching the wallet from Homer's pocket and running immediately to the toilet, where he flushes it. Anyway, I was folding laundry today when … Continue reading Year 3, Day 152
I awoke around 4:00 in the morning to the sound of Miles wailing. "MOMMY!" he cried. "MOMMMMMMMYYYYYYY!" "Can you go get him?" Jaclyn mumbled. "I've already been up with him for a long time." Maybe it was my grogginess, but Jaclyn's semi-conscious statement was met with skepticism. Nevertheless, I got out of bed and staggered … Continue reading Year 3, Day 144
At some point this evening, I became aware that I had set my phone down somewhere and forgotten about it. It's not so unusual, and I was busy with Miles, so I didn't give it much thought at first. After a while, though, having looked around the house to no avail, I started to get … Continue reading Year 3, Day 134