I received a text during my trivia show tonight that read, "Miles might have learned some curse words tonight." My initial assumption was that he had finally picked up some undesirable language from his sailor-mouthed mother. The reality was, thankfully, more adorable.
Miles has hit a new milestone recently, as he's started using two-word sentences to communicate with us. So far we've heard, "More egg," and (of course), "Need Elmo*," but I'm frankly a little surprised (and relieved) that we haven't heard, "Hell no," yet. * We're going to have to start clarifying "wants" vs. "needs" soon … Continue reading Year 2, Day 258
Miles made a rare appearance at my trivia show tonight, and unlike the first time he stopped by, he was much more excited this time around. He ran over and hugged me as soon as he entered Legion, and he was on the mic moments later.
Trying to help Miles learn to carry on a Martin family tradition (at least, a tradition long held my myself and Uncle Curtis).
Miles's ability to articulate language is growing more and more each day. Often, the intention of his words is a little clearer than the words themselves (such as "Dat-Dannnn!" being "Batman"). One word has become completely clear in the past few days: "No!" Watching Miles contort his mouth to say the word tonight was like … Continue reading Year 2, Day 190
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