"That chocolate looks like Daddy. Is that Daddy?" My own son, body shaming me. Today was Valentine's Day, but don't even try telling that to Miles, because he will immediately, and emphatically, correct you. In an attempt to, I assume, avoid creating an overtly romantic situation among a bunch of four year olds, the holidays … Continue reading Year 5, Day 354: Valentine’s Da–er, “Friendship Party Day”
Year 5, Day 353
Nothing quite like ALMOST getting a kid to bed before realizing you need to prep Valentine's Day cards for his classmates tonight. WRITE FASTER, KID! Miles did a great job with it, all things considered, although he did start getting a little punchy as the process dragged on. If the crazed eyes don't sell it, … Continue reading Year 5, Day 353
Year 5, Day 328
As part of his year in pre-K, Miles is expected to "read" 100 books, logging each one. While we read with him almost every night, Jaclyn and I aren't always the most diligent about actually recording those books. As some of Miles's classmates began hitting that milestone, we vowed to improve our attention to this. … Continue reading Year 5, Day 328
Year 5, Day 294
With Miles's school rapidly approaching winter break, his class held a holiday party this afternoon. After pulling some strings to get out early, I left work after lunch to take part in the festivities. While my last visit to Miles's school was filled with parents, this time I was there alone, at least for a … Continue reading Year 5, Day 294
Year 5, Day 290
It's Spirit Week at school, and every day Miles has a different theme to dress up for. Today's was "Pajama Day," and while you'd think Miles, a child who historically never wants to get dressed in the morning, would be absolutely thrilled about this, he exhibited quite a bit of trepidation as we pulled into … Continue reading Year 5, Day 290
Year 5, Day 280: Baby’s First School Project!
This week, Miles received his first major school assignment. He was, with us (the directions made no secret of the need for parental "assistance"), to create a building of any sort to wrap up his class's current unit. Receiving these directions on Tuesday wasn't particularly helpful as far as I was concerned, since my evenings … Continue reading Year 5, Day 280: Baby’s First School Project!
Year 5, Day 265
Miles continues to enjoy starting every morning with the Question of the Day upon arriving at school, although his reason for enjoying it has changed a little in the last couple weeks. Where he once proudly and thoughtfully selected the best answer to each day's question, he now carefully considers which answer is likely to … Continue reading Year 5, Day 265
Year 5, Day 201
Sure, when it comes to getting out of the house in the morning, Miles tends to be pretty disagreeable. But once we pull up at school, any and all misgivings have vanished and he eagerly enters the building and beelines for his classroom. It took very little time for him to become acquainted to the … Continue reading Year 5, Day 201
Year 5, Day 194
Day two of Jaclyn's work trip to a FAIR FULL OF FRIED FOODS WITHOUT ME, and mercifully I had a babysitter tonight. With Miles having just experienced his first two consecutive days of preschool, and knowing he got to bed pretty late last night, I assumed she'd have as pretty easy night getting him bathed … Continue reading Year 5, Day 194
Year 5, Day 189: Baby’s Last Day of Daycare!
On June 19, way back in the "BC" (before COVID) era in the year 2018, Miles started daycare. Not even five months old, he started attending what would be his home away from home for the next four years. Now, as a four-year-old looking back, Miles surely doesn't even remember a life without daycare. Even … Continue reading Year 5, Day 189: Baby’s Last Day of Daycare!