For days, our nights have been punctuated by shrieking, uncertainty, and general restlessness. Miles wakes up screaming, but doesn't want to leave his bed. He wants food, yet he refuses to eat. He wants to see Elmo, but rejects the monstrous Muppet immediately. It's left Jaclyn and I at our wits' ends. And now the … Continue reading Year 2, Day 169
Miles was watching an episode of Sesame Street tonight as I cleaned up from dinner. At one point in the episode, children at a school started singing a song about sharing. Now, Miles's awareness of "sharing" as a concept is largely dependent upon his experience at daycare. I'm not exactly sure what this has looked … Continue reading Year 2, Day 164
We took our second annual family trip to GalaxyCon (formerly SuperCon) in Raleigh today for another weekend of celebrities, cosplayers that freak Miles tf out, and a family photo. Miles was a lot more alert and engaged this year and -- surprise, surprise -- he was a big hit with everyone he met (including MY … Continue reading Year 2, Day 152
When Miles was getting his teeth cleaned last week, the dentist remarked that it looked like his molars were about ready to start coming in. I didn't really give that warning much attention at the time, but last night it became impossible to ignore. We were about three quarters of the way through another bleak, … Continue reading Year 2, Day 144: The Teething Diaries VIII
When your son uses whatever he can get his hands on to try conjuring Elmo.
Despite yesterday's post, Miles had little choice today other than to accept me as his sole provider and responsible party, as his mother was in Raleigh overnight for work. As we left daycare, I did my best to fill Miles in on the current situation. "Your mom isn't here tonight." "Memmo!" he immediately replied. I … Continue reading Year 2, Day 136
I remember a time not so long ago when I was delighted by Miles's ability to recognize and articulate the name of Sesame Street's resident ginger-haired, perpetual two-year-old Muppet. Those days are gone. Today at the grocery store, Jaclyn was shopping for baby food and Miles suddenly spotted a squeeze pouch with Elmo (or "Memmo" … Continue reading Year 2, Day 132