So, yeah, it's teething again. After Miles's restlessness Sunday night, I suspected that something specific might've been making sleeping difficult. After last night, I feel pretty confident that it's his molars. While I was Miles's on-duty attendant on Sunday night, last night that responsibility fell to Jaclyn. Unfortunately (mainly for me, but really for both … Continue reading Year 2, Day 351: The Teething Diaries IX
Over the weekend, amidst the continued stress of potty training and the cleanup of another mess, I asked Jaclyn to consider using pull-ups a little more frequently. She said that she was shying away from them because she didn't want Miles to backslide and rely on diapers again when he had already made so much … Continue reading Year 2, Day 322
Before Miles agreed to brush his teeth this morning, he had to first assemble a myriad court to accompany him. And it wasn't enough to simply have them in the bathroom -- I tried to place them on the toilet seat, and Miles became deeply incensed, refusing to proceed until they were next to him … Continue reading Year 2, Day 300
Pictured: a goober.
When Miles was getting his teeth cleaned last week, the dentist remarked that it looked like his molars were about ready to start coming in. I didn't really give that warning much attention at the time, but last night it became impossible to ignore. We were about three quarters of the way through another bleak, … Continue reading Year 2, Day 144: The Teething Diaries VIII
When you come home from picking your child up and your wife asks, "Did he bite anyone today?" you can't help but get the creeping fear that you're the proud parent of "THAT kid." I've tried to reassure Jaclyn that this is a normal phase for a lot of children and that Miles is only … Continue reading Year 2, Day 114
It's obvious, just from reflecting on my own tendencies over the years, that children pick up a lot from their parents, from emotional responses to physical tics and behaviors. And yet, at least once a day Miles will do something that I can't help but wonder as to the origin of, as it clearly isn't … Continue reading Year 2, Day 66