Christmas morning at my parents' house has long been a sluggish affair. Sure, there were the days of yore when I would wake up early (like, 3 AM) out of excitement for what was under the tree, but as my brothers and I got older (not to mention my parents), Christmas gradually became a late-morning … Continue reading Year 5, Day 304: Christmas ’22 in Review!
As suggested by yesterday's post, being home sick can really turn an already behaviorally-challenged child into an unruly mess of humanity. By dinnertime last night, Miles's failure to listen warranted being sent to his room for time-out. After several minutes (long enough for us, at least, to eat in peace), we went back to Miles's … Continue reading Year 5, Day 210
Day two of Jaclyn's work trip to a FAIR FULL OF FRIED FOODS WITHOUT ME, and mercifully I had a babysitter tonight. With Miles having just experienced his first two consecutive days of preschool, and knowing he got to bed pretty late last night, I assumed she'd have as pretty easy night getting him bathed … Continue reading Year 5, Day 194
With the exception of the brief time I spent with him as he fell asleep last night, I haven't gotten to see much of Miles the last couple days. Normally, Thursday nights are a time for us to rectify this and hang out a bit. But, as any movie fan with a pulse knows, tonight … Continue reading Year 5, Day 69
After a long day of work and hosting trivia, all I want to do is come home and collapse into bed, and today was no exception. I hauled my aching body upstairs and into the bedroom to find-- ...oh. Given that he was sleeping with the ENTIRE PAW Patrol, I quickly accepted that there was … Continue reading Year 5, Day 18
After a rough night in which Miles was up off and on hour after hour, with Jaclyn and I taking turns running interference, none of us wanted to get up when our alarms clocks started sounding far too early in the morning. Sadly, I was left with no choice, but Jaclyn turned away from Miles, … Continue reading Year 4, Day 253
Miles's friend Audrey came up for a visit this weekend, and he was really excited to see her...until she actually arrived at the house. Then it was all "No, MY room!" and "No! MY toys!" This is essentially how he looked for two straight hours. He came around after a while though, letting a very … Continue reading Year 4, Day 79
There are some days that Miles goes without a nap and then, right around dinner time, he staggers over to the couch and does this: Our response is unified and immediate: "Oh NO you don't! You're not taking a nap NOW!"
Tonight was...not great. Mommy had work to be doing, daddy just wanted to finish his dinner, and Miles was trapped in that hellish point in the day where he's too tired to stay up but too unwilling to go to sleep, resulting in crying fits where nothing we did, regardless of how explicitly we conformed … Continue reading Year 3, Day 244
"I gotta get a break, mommy." - Miles, sounding exasperated and without a shred of irony in his voice.