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.
It's obvious, just from reflecting on my own tendencies over the years, that children pick up a lot from their parents, from emotional responses to physical tics and behaviors. And yet, at least once a day Miles will do something that I can't help but wonder as to the origin of, as it clearly isn't … Continue reading Year 2, Day 66
Within the last few weeks, Miles has grown both increasingly adept at and interested in opening cabinets and drawers. While the protective locks on the kitchen cabinets have made this an unfulfilling pursuit for him, he has found better success with other such installations. Oftentimes, we don't even realize he's been in a drawer until … Continue reading Year 2, Day 65
In our seemingly unending quest to get Miles on his feet, we've acquired one of those scooty toy things for him to push around and ride on. And you know, so far it seems like a pretty good half-step for him!
I came home from trivia tonight to find more items Miles has stashed in strange places. Maybe he was trying to remind me to put socks on and...play ball with him?