I don't know what this is, but it feels threatening.
Dear God, why did I voluntarily introduce this child to slime??? That look in his eyes... I've made a huge mistake.
I'll be waiting forever for the "easy" part of parenting a toddler to show up, but nothing on any given day is harder than getting out of the house on a weekday. Miles never wants to wake up (that makes two of us, buddy), never wants to get dressed, never wants to brush his teeth...he … Continue reading Year 4, Day 159
Amidst the frenetic happenings of last weekend, Miles came into possession some of his uncle's old Star Wars action figures.* I was unprepared, perhaps foolishly so, for just how into them he was going to be. For instance, he insisted on sleeping with several of them. Given the blanket, it seems appropriate. * He has … Continue reading Year 4, Day 124
Miles: "Yeah I know how to do a Slinky." Also Miles: https://videopress.com/v/vnDOYN08?controls=false&loop=true&preloadContent=metadata
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 78
Those who know me well (or have at the very least helped me move at some point) know that I have a vast number of artifacts from throughout my life that I have, for one reason or another*, refused to part with. I've always told myself I would one day either A) sell these items … Continue reading Year 4, Day 74
Yesterday, Miles arrived home from daycare and said, with a sly grin, "Look what I got!" He then pulled these out of his pocket. Miles had brought these blocks home from daycare. Now, intention is everything, so I asked him, "Did you put those in your pocket on purpose or was it an accident?" "On … Continue reading Year 4, Day 54
DANGER, DANGER. MILES HAS FOUND THE HULK HANDS. I suddenly regret ever having purchased these.
Our slow motion move into the new house has unearthed a few objects from Miles's past, ones that he hasn't quite figured out that he's a little too big for now. "I can get a new swing at the new house," was Miles's ultimate concession.