Miles continues to enjoy starting every morning with the Question of the Day upon arriving at school, although his reason for enjoying it has changed a little in the last couple weeks. Where he once proudly and thoughtfully selected the best answer to each day's question, he now carefully considers which answer is likely to … Continue reading Year 5, Day 265
Year 5, Day 25
This morning, Miles discovered his reflection in the car door (specifically how weird it makes his head look).
Year 4, Day 285
Trying to convince Miles to go to bed almost always involves metaphorically throwing s*** at the wall and seeing what sticks. Often, the most outlandish behaviors from us provoke the best responses. Last night, Jaclyn started doing (in her words) "a silly walk" down the hallway towards him. Sometimes Miles plays along with stuff like … Continue reading Year 4, Day 285
Year 4, Day 265
Convincing Miles to get out the door in the morning is regularly a challenge. Well I'm happy to report that it was pretty easy today! Getting him in the car was the hard part. Miles walked briskly towards the car as I opened his door. When I turned to scoop him up, he was gone. … Continue reading Year 4, Day 265
Year 4, Day 224
For some reason (not that he needs one), Miles insisted on bringing a small container of hand sanitizer in the car with him this morning. After we arrived at daycare, the bottle was no longer in his hand or the cup holders on his car seat. I scanned the backseat to no avail. "Miles," I … Continue reading Year 4, Day 224
Year 4, Day 161
Miles around 7:00 PM, finishing a post-dinner snack: "Oh Dad-dee! One Teddy Graham is hi-ding!" Me, an hour later, while cleaning up: Well I don't know what I expected...
Year 4, Day 138
At Miles's insistence, we all rode in the car the other night to pick up dinner. I sat in the back with him while Jaclyn drove (again, his choice). Naturally, we sat back there cutting up with each other, so much so that I never even noticed he had managed to remove both of his … Continue reading Year 4, Day 138
Year 4, Day 130
Miles has discovered a love of Nutella (his love of acting like a hambone is, of course, already well-documented).
Year 4, Day 119
I wrote yesterday about Miles's development from a literacy perspective, but the pride I feel about this pales in comparison to how I feel about Miles's timing and commitment when it comes to comedy. We chatted jovially throughout our drive to daycare this morning, leaving no doubt that we were both awake and alert (which, … Continue reading Year 4, Day 119
Year 4, Day 95
Convincing Miles to do just about anything is a real challenge at this point. No matter what you suggest, Miles will always have a counter-offer, oftentimes in complete opposition to what he actually needs to do, which he will then alter as soon as it seems he might be appeased. Binary choices frequently don't work, … Continue reading Year 4, Day 95