I discovered the placement of this objet d'art after Miles was asleep tonight. Considering the precise, balanced location of this ball, it looks like we evidently have a tiny feng shui expert on our hands.
Jaclyn came home from her shopping trip yesterday with a present for Miles. Just the word "present" is enough to get Miles excited beyond measure, but this one was particularly enticing, since it combined his love of balls and his love of hitting things with large sticks. Of course, the biggest battle we've just introduced … Continue reading Year 3, Day 124
Miles and I went for a walk before dinner this evening, and while Miles wanted to ride on his tricycle, he also insisted on bringing this unwieldy box toy with us. I tried to talk him out of it. I explained how he was going to get tired of lugging it around. I tried to … Continue reading Year 3, Day 122
First thing this morning, Miles had a doctor's appointment to remove the stitches he received after his fall over the weekend. He was thrilled to hear about this when he woke up. "I no wanna go see a doctor!" he complained. While Jaclyn was with him in the hospital on Friday night, it fell upon … Continue reading Year 3, Day 107
"Oh, he's mad at you."I heard Jaclyn's voice just a second before I heard Miles slam his bedroom door. My first thought: "What did I do?"As it turned out, Miles had been collecting his Duplo blocks in the middle of the living room floor and asking me to sit down and build "choo-choo train" out … Continue reading Year 3, Day 98
Miles may have inherited his great-grandfather's affinity for puzzles.
When parenting* during the workday, Jaclyn and I do our best to tag team. One of us (which, given the number of meetings I have on a given day, is usually me) sequesters ourself in another room while the other (which, sadly, is usually Jaclyn) sits at the dining table to work and care for … Continue reading Year 3, Day 85
I had to make a short trip to my workplace today to pick up a few supplies, and I thought it would also serve as a nice chance to get Miles out of the house (and out of his mother's hair) for a little while. As you might (or might not) know, I work with … Continue reading Year 3, Day 76
Jaclyn came home from the store today with a present for Miles that is sure to set him on the inevitable path to, like his father, essentially becoming Charlie Brown. He doesn't understand what a "kite" is yet or exactly what it is we're trying to do with it. All he knows is Woody and … Continue reading Year 3, Day 68
Sometimes I walk into Miles's bedroom after he's spent some quiet time in there and I just have to wonder, "What is this kid even doing?"