Another birthday is looming for me, threatening (as it does) to ratchet the years up one more notch and bring me that much closer to an assisted living facility. Frankly, I can't wait. It is simply too noisy in this house -- all the time -- and if a retirement home is what it'll take … Continue reading Year 5, Day 268
Miles's desire for silence has gotten out of hand. When spending time outside after school today, Miles grew tired of the bird calls coming from a nearby tree. "TREE!" he shouted, cupping his hand around his mouth to maximize effect. "BE. QUIET!" I'm not sure how much luck he's going to have with that one.
The best Sunday mornings are ones where I'm able to relax a bit while Miles crawls around, exploring the house and finding toys to play with. There are points during these mornings, however, where a parent suddenly realizes things are too quiet. This typically happens in the midst of a protracted period of silence and … Continue reading Year 2, Day 90