"Miles, what number comes after 15?" "Sixteen!" "Right! And what number comes after 16?" "Seventeen!" "Yeah! And what comes after 17?" "Lollipops!"
I brought home one of this year's Free Comic Book Day offerings for Miles and his eyes absolutely lit up when I handed the book (Owly by Andy Runton) to him. "It's my comic book!" he beamed. If my life is any indication, I've just created a monster.
Miles's love of ice cream has reached questionable levels. This isn't the first time he's tried to eat a picture of food in a book.
As we were getting in the car to go to daycare this morning, Miles immediately noticed the large storage box next to him in the backseat, a kit full of testing materials for my job. "What that?" he asked, pointing. "Oh, that's something for work," I said. "It's a test that I use when I … Continue reading Year 3, Day 136
"Oh, he's mad at you."I heard Jaclyn's voice just a second before I heard Miles slam his bedroom door. My first thought: "What did I do?"As it turned out, Miles had been collecting his Duplo blocks in the middle of the living room floor and asking me to sit down and build "choo-choo train" out … Continue reading Year 3, Day 98
Since he started walking, Miles has gone through periods where he's become fixated on certain items on our bookshelves. First, it was the children's book-style adaptation of Die Hard. Next, it was the first two volumes (specifically) of Scott Pilgrim. This week, he's found his newest obsession: the first two Harry Potter books. At various … Continue reading Year 3, Day 56
One way in which our lives have changed as a result of COVID-19 is that I'm no longer hosting trivia twice a week. And while that's going to be a small financial hit for us right now, bedtime has gotten substantially better for Miles. No longer content to have one parent read to him and … Continue reading Year 3, Day 23
As we were getting our stuff together to leave the house this morning, Miles noticed a book sitting next to him on the bench near the front door. He immediately reached for it. "That's daddy's book," Jaclyn said as she tried to wrangle him and finish pulling his jacket on. "No, mine," Miles said. I … Continue reading Year 3, Day 9
Already taking after his dad... Tonight, Miles was completely unwilling to go to sleep. Jaclyn would sit down, read a book with him, and upon completion Miles would bound over to the bookcase and retrieve another book. After over 30 minutes of this, Jaclyn emerged with no willpower left to continue trying to coax Miles … Continue reading Year 2, Day 325
Miles's trial-by-potty continued today, and while the triumphs of Day 1 were not diminished, he did appear to be much less willing to go to pee or poop at all. That isn't to say that Miles wasn't trying. He sat on the potty virtually every time he was prompted, merrily collecting a sticker after each … Continue reading Year 2, Day 311