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.
Miles had an exceedingly restless night, and although there are a number of factors that can currently contribute to this, it wasn't far into the day before I found out the real culprit. I got the call at work -- Miles had a fever and needed to be picked up from daycare. The staff at … Continue reading Year 2, Day 211
In which Miles has a tumultuous night, and mom and dad reach their wits' end. Another week of fitful sleep for Miles culminated in a night that was unpleasant for all involved parties. Given the trend this week, I think Jaclyn and I were both braced for sleep interrupted. But here's the trick -- if … Continue reading Year 2, Day 58
Jaclyn has been pretty sick today, and I've had to cover for her in common affairs of the home, getting Miles up and dressed this morning, racing home at lunch to bring Jaclyn some much-needed supplies, and going out after trivia tonight to obtain Easter eggs and candy for a party at daycare today. By … Continue reading Year 2, Day 52