Shuttling the young prince out of our local Lowe's this afternoon.
This evening, Jaclyn sent me the precise text that every spouse wants to receive on a Friday: "I want to go to IKEA tonight." And so, at Miles's usual witching hour, we descended upon that fabled slice of Sweden, home of Nordic ingenuity, land of meatballs (which I was really banking on eating...until we found … Continue reading Year 4, Day 42
"Hey Miles!" I called as my lunch break started today. "Do you want to come to the comic shop with me?" "No!" he exclaimed. "Are you sure? They have a big Spider-Man there." "No." "And a big Doctor Octopus." "...I wanna see the big Doctor Octopus." Once he stepped into the store, he found plenty … Continue reading Year 3, Day 358
For her birthday today, Jaclyn spent most of the day out with her sister, giving Miles and I some much needed "guy time." And, yes, okay, also a chance to buy Jaclyn's birthday presents. While we avoided too much gallivanting around given the state of public health, I did make sure Miles got to visit … Continue reading Year 3, Day 340
Miles and I had a couple errands to run after daycare today, one of which involved a quick stop at Trader Joe's to pick up some things for dinner (and, at Miles's insistence, a container of cottage cheese). As we stepped into the store, Miles tugged away from my hand. "I can do it all … Continue reading Year 3, Day 262
Miles is old enough now that he can consciously take part in our annual "buy Hallmark Christmas ornaments the day they go on sale" tradition. Miles was especially happy about this year's "Cookie Monster & Gonger's Food Truck" ornament
The route to Miles's daycare takes us past Target, something Miles has become acutely aware of. This morning, as we drove through midtown, Miles pointed out of his window."It's Target," he said."Yes, yes it is," I said."I wanna go to Target.""You want to go to Target?""Yes.""Do you need something from Target?""Yes." "Why do you want … Continue reading Year 3, Day 101
In the spirit of the season, we went to Olde Mecklenburg Brewery today to stroll through their Christmas market. While Miles enjoyed following us around from vendor to vendor, his favorite part was undoubtedly the family play area. Miles's face lit up as he saw the kids of various ages running around and playing with … Continue reading Year 2, Day 292
"Go ahead," I said. "Pick out a movie," I said.
Miles and I killed some time at Target today, which turned out to be a terrible idea because that kid would not let me leave without buying a couple of Nintendo Amiibo. He does recognize the little figurines from the bookshelves at home, where a number of the tiny, frivolous sculptures are displayed. In fact, … Continue reading Year 2, Day 166