Every night, about an hour after he goes down, I quietly enter Miles's bedroom to check on him. I make sure he's situated snugly in bed, that his covers are on, and I dim his night light. Usually, even when I have to tug him back into the center of his bed, he sleeps through … Continue reading Year 3, Day 270
After six months of limited contact with the outside world, we're finally able to (hopefully) release the pressure valve that is threatening to create a Shining-like scenario in our home. Today we departed Charlotte for the first time in months for a weekend in the mountains of western NC. We've all been looking forward to … Continue reading Year 3, Day 192
It's been a rough week. My uncle, who met Miles during our eventful trip to New York and back a couple years ago, passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer. And Friday night, just as Jaclyn and I were getting ready to go to bed, news broke that actor Chadwick Boseman had also passed … Continue reading Year 3, Day 187
Whenever I'm the first one in Miles's room in the morning, I always ask him the same two questions: "Did you have a good sleep?" and "Did you have good dreams?" If he answers "yes" to the second question, I'll follow up with, "What did you dream about?" Today was the first time he ever … Continue reading Year 3, Day 171
I awoke around 4:00 in the morning to the sound of Miles wailing. "MOMMY!" he cried. "MOMMMMMMMYYYYYYY!" "Can you go get him?" Jaclyn mumbled. "I've already been up with him for a long time." Maybe it was my grogginess, but Jaclyn's semi-conscious statement was met with skepticism. Nevertheless, I got out of bed and staggered … Continue reading Year 3, Day 144
"Miles! It's dinnertime!" "Nono, go night-night!" I wish I could say this level of dinner avoidance was abnormal, but Miles will go to great lengths to convince us he doesn't need to sit down and eat.
During another battle to coax Miles into napping today, we put him in his room and closed the door for "quiet time." We could hear him playing around for a while, but eventually things fell silent. I wanted to duck my head into his room to make sure he was sleeping and, well, couldn't quite … Continue reading Year 3, Day 72
Stay-at-home, Day 28: Miles has taken it upon himself to fashion a makeshift bed in the kitchen.
With all the social distancing going on lately and Charlotte's impending implementation of a shelter-in-place policy for the next three weeks, I'm thanking the heavens that last Friday saw the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons for Nintendo Switch, a game that's all about getting outside and being social.Of course, if you were to ask … Continue reading Year 3, Day 28
Miles spent the last two days at home with a cold, coughing profusely and generally growing increasingly grumpy as the days stretched into the afternoons. While he's gotten pretty resistant to the idea of taking naps at the house, he is still very prone to falling asleep in the car, as he did yesterday when … Continue reading Year 3, Day 15