Be it blessing or curse, Father's Day weekend always brings with it the magic and exhaustion of HeroesCon. This year, with Miles finally aware enough to recognize both Spider-Man and Captain America, I was determined to spend Father's Day the way all fathers dream of -- forcing my hobbies and interests upon him in the … Continue reading Year 2, Day 111: Baby’s First HeroesCon!
Miles's babysitter, Lisa, spends their time together communicating in two ways -- sign language and German. Miles has been employing familiar signs for a while now, frequently using the motions for "food," "milk," "more," "all done," "bird," and his new favorite, "banana." However, as his capacity for producing phonemes has improved, so has his ability … Continue reading Year 2, Day 72
For much of the first half of this week, I was preoccupied with a variety of things (work, movies, podcasting, etc). Yesterday, I ended up bedridden, likely having come down with the same bug that benched our babysitter a couple nights ago. Given all of this, I feel like I've barely seen Miles at all … Continue reading Year 2, Day 61
Miles's vocabulary, although filled with plenty of babbling, still seems to get stronger every day. Tonight, as I was getting ready to head out to trivia, I heard Miles and Lisa in the kitchen as they were getting ready for dinner. Lisa, in German, was getting Miles hyped, telling him that he was going to … Continue reading Year 2, Day 57
Miles is still operating on a fairly limited vocabulary (the word "buh," for instance, stands for everything from "ball" to "bird," while "duh" stands in for "dog," "that," there," and pretty much everything else). It's less about the words he uses than the way he uses them. Inflection and context are key parts of understanding … Continue reading Year 2, Day 37
The fickle interest of a toddler is ever-fleeting. Where once Miles was obsessed with dogs, he has now found a new creature that has aroused his fascination. He still enjoys spying canines outside through the glass door, but birds are now at the forefront of his attention. Spurred perhaps by their prevalence in our yard, … Continue reading Year 2, Day 30
Miles seems to be a generally happy kid, but tonight I learned that, when particularly moved, his capacity for complete dismissal can be cold, swift, and relentless. As Jaclyn was taking Miles to his room to get ready for bed tonight, I darted over to sneak in a quick hug, kiss, and an "I love … Continue reading Year 2, Day 28