Given what we hear from daycare and what we observe in the home, I've had the impression that Miles puts a little more effort into walking during the daytime (when he isn't around us). With this in mind, I attempted to do a little incognito recon today at pick-up. With the door to the toddler … Continue reading Year 2, Day 141
During a brief excursion to the mall today, Miles wanted to visit the LEGO Store (yes...MILES wanted to do it...that's right...), where he was absolutely captivated by the DUPLO (or "Diplo," as Jaclyn possibly honestly believes they're called) play area. Jaclyn remarked that she knows I can't wait until he's old enough for us to … Continue reading Year 2, Day 138
Ever the determined health nut, Jaclyn began projecting this rigorous lifestyle on Miles today as she took the young lad to a children's gym/workout class. By all accounts, his experience started like so many others...with tears and hesitation. It wasn't long though before something changed within him and he began engaging with his environment with … Continue reading Year 2, Day 118
In true "parents kill all the fun" fashion, virtually all of Miles's bathtub toys involve letters and numbers. Because he doesn't know better yet and the resentment is still a few years off, Miles really enjoys passing the letters along to us, hearing us identify the name and sound, then attempting to repeat this himself. … Continue reading Year 2, Day 107
As his ability to climb to his feet has grown meteorically, so too has Miles's desire to reach heretofore unreachable parts of the house. Today, he started employing a new strategy in his quest to get on the couch without parental aid. This toy desk is typically kept beside a shelf in the living room. … Continue reading Year 2, Day 104
Tonight, Jaclyn and I tried to partake in a free couples "date night" class at Burn Boot Camp. Looking for any reason to work out -- and knowing that they provide on-site childcare -- I was optimistic about the training session. And yet, once we arrived, a bad feeling started to set in. Maybe it … Continue reading Year 2, Day 102
When faced with a series of openings, each capable of accommodating only a single shape, Miles takes the lazy man's approach. My son, the problem solver.