"Daddy?" Miles asks after nightfall. "Will you play Dark Hallway with me?" Dark Hallway is a "game," the origins of which are unclear to me, that involves just want the name implies -- turning out all the lights and making the hallway and any adjacent rooms pitch black. Beyond that, however, things get perhaps a … Continue reading Year 5, Day 299
Year 5, Day 168
Miles's Bathtime Ice Cream Stand, where flavors include orange, mango, and seaweed salad and no scoops are used because "I can just use my hand."
Year 4, Day 23
"No Dad! Your stick is a trumpet and mine is a guitar! No...give me yours! I want 'em both!"
Year 3, Day 295
While I was cleaning up after dinner and Miles was (presumably) getting ready for his bath, I was summoned to Miles's bedroom. What I found upon entering was virtually every pillow, blanket, and stuffed doll from Miles's bed strewn across the floor and fashioned into a "sleigh," with Miles himself serving as Santa Claus. https://videopress.com/v/9Mkg3MfW?controls=false&preloadContent=metadata … Continue reading Year 3, Day 295
Year 3, Day 286
We were exiting onto 277 this morning as Miles decided we needed to spice up the morning drive. "Look!" he shouted from the backseat. "It's a dragon!" I don't know what his deal with dragons is lately (we were only able to coax him into leaving the house yesterday by telling him that we were … Continue reading Year 3, Day 286
Year 3, Day 285
Miles put on my sunglasses and said, "Look at me! I'm Daddy!" The folded arms are part of the look.
Year 3, Day 228
Miles was a bit cranky this evening, which led to a lengthy period of stubbornness and noncompliance with even the most basic of commands. So I decided to try masquerading as someone he does respect, retreating to the bathroom and giving Jaclyn's phone a call. "Miles!" Jaclyn exclaimed to him. "The Easter Bunny is on … Continue reading Year 3, Day 228
Year 3, Day 208
Miles: "Oh daddy! I'm a scary monster!" The reality:
Year 2, Day 145
Sometimes all a toddler needs for a fun afternoon is an unopened can of tuna.