"Hey look! I found a stick!" The stick:
Immediately after going grocery shopping with Jaclyn yesterday, Miles stepped in the house, said, "Look at this!", reached into his pocket, and began pulling out rock after rock after rock. "What...what is all this, buddy?" I asked as Jaclyn hauled in grocery bags." "It's for my collection!" Miles declared, holding up one of the fist-sized … Continue reading Year 4, Day 347
It's hard enough getting Miles to settle down and control himself for one social outing. Today, we had to do it twice, as we had two weddings to attend on the same day! Fortunately (and this is a big asterisk), the first one -- for our friend Melanie -- was attended virtually via Zoom, since … Continue reading Year 4, Day 191: Double Weddings!
"No Dad! Your stick is a trumpet and mine is a guitar! No...give me yours! I want 'em both!"
The look of a child who has just been told that he can't just wail on me with a pole over and over: We spent a little time outside this evening, enjoying the last moments of sunlight (and one of the last nights we'll have a spacious backyard for a while). And while Miles insisted … Continue reading Year 4, Day 13
Every time Miles wants to have a stick fight, he always graciously finds sticks for both of us. And yes, mine is always about five inches long vs. his 1-2 foot-long choices. Did I mention he gets two?
This child showed up outside my window as I was wrapping up my work day. Clearly, he's up to no good. The beanie, the sticks...he's about to start trouble.
Last night, our neighbor delivered a cryptic warning as we stood around chatting: "You...uh...might find some golf balls in your backyard." Well I took Miles outside a little bit before dinner tonight, and find the golf balls he did. He then insisted on finding the "stick" used to hit them. And while he didn't have … Continue reading Year 3, Day 170
Me: "Miles! Show me what you've got in your hands!" Miles: Me: "...okay. Could you...smile?" Miles:
Forget everything I said about compassion and friendliness yesterday -- MILES HAS DISCOVERED STICKS.