"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
The Fourth of July brings with it certain expectations. Hot dogs. Beer. Flags. Incendiary devices. And pools. Miles may be a bit young to partake (or recognize the significance) of most of these things, but I did decide to introduce him to one of them today. I'm talking, of course, about the hot dogs. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Day 129: Baby’s First Fourth
I've mentioned in a couple posts lately that Miles has started getting cranky at sporadic times throughout the evening and night. While both Jaclyn and I have started to discern the subtle differences between the "I'm hungry" cry and the "I'm stinky" cry, tonight we were treated to the pure distillation of his evening crankiness … Continue reading Day 61