As I was leaving Miles's room last night, I turned back and blew him a kiss. He responded by swatting the kiss out of the air. He then picked the kiss up from the bed where it had fallen and held it up. "I'm gonna throw your kiss in the trash when I wake up," … Continue reading Year 4, Day 102
Every morning, despite my efforts to convince him otherwise, Miles insists on taking the long way to the car. https://videopress.com/v/kk424MLy?preloadContent=metadata
Miles has come to accept that the first order of business every morning after getting out of bed is to hit the potty. What we've had to learn to accept, meanwhile, is that it's less like a bathroom trip and more like an early morning board meeting. One-by-one, Miles will insist on bringing along all … Continue reading Year 3, Day 232
This morning, Miles refused to leave the house without making sure Big Spider-Man was sitting in a big rocking chair and Little Spider-Man was sitting in a small one. He may only be about two years old, but he definitely treats his friends hospitably.
The older he gets, the more aware Miles becomes of daily routines around the house. For instance, he may not understand exactly what motivates me to get out of bed yet, but he is starting to grasp what I need once I do decide to get up. Mornings like today, when Miles is out of … Continue reading Year 2, Day 285
In light of the holiday and our trip to Rochester, it has been nearly two weeks since Miles last attended daycare. In that time, we've shared highs and lows, laughs and tears, and I think Miles and I in particular really strengthened our bond in that time. It's really something to have someone in your … Continue reading Day 282
It's interesting seeing the little tics and tendencies Miles picks up as he becomes increasingly aware of his environment and routines. One of my favorite recurring behaviors happens every single morning when I put Miles in his car seat. The second his butt hits the seat, before I can even get his strapped in, Miles … Continue reading Day 250