Miles, like his father before him, likes Star Wars. He was riveted by A New Hope, has watched a few episodes of The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett, and we've been working through Tales of the Jedi together, not to mention the toys and books he has. He's expressed a lot of interest … Continue reading Year 5, Day 266
I was reading a story to Miles at bedtime when he started rubbing his nose. What began as a few small swipes quickly escalated into something more aggressive, with Miles resorting to using the sleeve of his pajamas. I stopped reading. "Miles, do you need--" "It's just water!" he interrupted. "I got water on my … Continue reading Year 5, Day 262
"It says, 'Miles gets to eat his muffins and no one else gets any'," Miles said as he consulted the Costco receipt.
"What that sign?" Miles asked in the car this morning. "Does it say 'Don't hit trucks'?" The sign: Close enough!
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 278
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