"I gotta get a break, mommy." - Miles, sounding exasperated and without a shred of irony in his voice.
Another new phrase has found its way into Miles's repertoire: "Oh mah God!" Despite having no idea where he picked it up (seriously!), I've got to hand it to him -- he's using it pretty appropriately. So far, I've heard him say it when remarking about how messy something is and (naturally) after going to … Continue reading Year 3, Day 174
Miles has a well-documented disdain for sunlight, but at least he's finding increasingly poetic ways to describe it. The sun was bright in the sky this morning, which hasn't always been the case lately, with overcast days and intermittent storms. Today, however, Miles's nemesis was back with a vengeance.As the light shone through the windshield … Continue reading Year 3, Day 164
Miles has started throwing around the phrase "One more time!" pretty liberally. When we're playing and I do something funny? "One more time!" When we've just finished running around from playing Naked Baby after bath time? "One more time!" When I give Miles a potato chip? "One more, daddy!" Of course, it's never "one more … Continue reading Year 3, Day 162
As his vocabulary grows and he develops a greater understanding of verbal communication, Miles has latched onto a number of frequently used phrases. "That's a big one." "I want ice cream." The perennial favorite, "NO." There is one, however, that is a bit vexing: "Ow-wee, ow-wee, ow-wee!" Obviously we want to know when Miles is … Continue reading Year 3, Day 115
Last night was a restless one for me or Jaclyn. Miles managed to sleep pretty well, thankfully, with the exception of an incident around 4:30 in the morning. As I was tossing and turning in bed, the relative silence was pierced as Miles's voice suddenly came blaring through the monitor."I don't want it! I don't … Continue reading Year 3, Day 110: Sounds of the Night-time VII
On my way home from work tonight, I had my first legitimate phone conversation with Miles. After calling home to make sure Jaclyn had picked him up, she put him on the phone."Hi, Miles!""Daddy!""Did you have a good day at school?'"eeeYES!""What did you do today?""..."Then Jaclyn, in the background, said, "Tell him about your tree!""I … Continue reading Year 3, Day 7
A rare performance captured in its entirety on camera!
This morning as we were getting ready to leave the house, Miles said a word I haven't heard him say before. "Are you ready to go to school?" I asked. "Fen," he replied. "Fen?" I repeated. "Lessi." "What?" "Daya." I still couldn't quite understand what he was saying, but fortunately Jaclyn intervened. "He's talking about … Continue reading Year 2, Day 331
"I want more eggs." - Miles, uttering his first fully-constructed sentence tonight