As Miles was rummaging through the Christmas stuff last night, digging out all sorts of decor we weren't exactly ready to display just yet, he ran across the stockings. He studied them for a moment, then pulled one out and held it high. "Look!" he said, pointing at the glittery letters at the top of … Continue reading Year 4, Day 277
During a recent trip to Barnes & Noble, I let Miles get two books. He picked out one of them, and I picked out the other. Can you guess which is which? If you think it was easy to figure out, you're probably wrong.
"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