Not a day goes by anymore that Miles fails to request (to put it mildly) one of two things. When we pick him up from daycare, and before arriving home, Miles will insistently say, "I want ice cream. I want donuts." This week, at different times, he has received both. The road to our ice … Continue reading Year 3, Day 114
A reckoning is coming.Up 'til now, satisfying Miles's needs has been free of much guesswork, because we were the ones establishing so many of them. He NEEDS to brush his teeth. He NEEDS to get dressed. He NEEDS to eat his broccoli. But lately, Miles has started to vocalize his own needs. And by "needs," … Continue reading Year 3, Day 57
Check out this reverse psychology B.S. my kid pulled today: He goes to daycare and starts talking about how he's got a "Star Wars cake" at home (he does not). Eventually, that turns into "cupcakes." He's got "cupcakes" at home. Chocolate ones. He talks about this enough during the day that, when Jaclyn picks him … Continue reading Year 3, Day 24
I made cookies last night, and it didn't take long for Miles to figure out where they were being kept. He also wanted to make sure his friends, one of whom you may have heard has an affinity for cookies, was able to get down on them.
Sound the alarm -- Miles has now eaten his first ice cream sandwich.
The winds and rain of a mighty storm rattled and shook the house this evening, guaranteeing that Halloween would not go according to plan. Little did I realize, however, just how little regard fate had for our holiday aspirations. Follow me, dear reader, if you dare, into the grim darkness of Halloween 2019. After arriving … Continue reading Year 2, Day 248: Miles Martin’s TRUE Tales of Halloween Horror!
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Our Fourth of July was a pretty quiet affair this year (save for the neighbors launching tiny missiles into the heavens throughout the evening), but we still went up the street for a drink at Blue Blaze Brewing. First sign that you're visiting the bar too much? The bartender knows what you want before you … Continue reading Year 2, Day 129
Yesterday was pretty rainy, and although that weather scuttled our plans to take Miles to a petting zoo today, we still tried to get a little time with animals in during our remaining time in Virginia, from the requisite bird watching... ...to introducing Miles to the majesty (and no fear public pooping) of horses. And … Continue reading Year 2, Day 47