Miles is getting increasingly good at playing mind games with us, learning our weaknesses and exploiting them in ways that are, frankly, horrifying considering he's only three. His primary tactic with me, which would surely get under my skin were it true, is exemplified by this recent exchange. I was introducing Miles to the Disney … Continue reading Year 4, Day 98
Part of my job at a learning center involved performing learning ability assessments for both prospective and current students. The battery can feel a bit intimidating, especially brand new clients whose previous experience with "testing" has been unsavory at best and a showcase of everything they're challenged with at worst. As a means to help … Continue reading Year 4, Day 77
We are doing our best to set the expectation for Family Dinner TimeTM in the new house, where we all sit down when dinner is served (it's a work in progress for Miles), eat when food is served (also a work in progress), and chat about our days (talking? NOT a problem for Miles). Miles … Continue reading Year 4, Day 47
As a part-time trivia host, I tend to delight in asking questions of people about minutiae. Lately, I've found that the apple has not fallen far from the tree in this respect. As he's learned more and more, whether at daycare or while watching TV, Miles has started to demonstrate a love for trivia of … Continue reading Year 4, Day 45
A new, oft-repeated phrase has entered Miles's repertoire. We've only started hearing it in the last couple days, but we've heard it a lot. For instance, today, as Miles and I were getting ready for a walk to the park, I was trying to maneuver his trike out of the house and onto the porch. … Continue reading Year 3, Day 263
Parenthood takes you to some confusing places. You're frequently confronted with questions you never considered before, like "What's the longest amount of time a human can go without sleeping?" and "What's the easiest way to get poop off the ceiling?" Nothing opens up these floodgates quite like potty training. We've all been doing it so … Continue reading Year 2, Day 323
Last night, AFTER going to the bathroom (sadly), I made a discovery that prompted some speedy interrogation work.
Just as Miles has gotten better and better at being defiant, he's also improved his ability to answer questions in the affirmative. However, while he's able to say "no" like a champ, things are a little...different in the latter case. Miles hasn't figured out how to say "yes" just yet. So how does he respond? … Continue reading Year 2, Day 191