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.
There was a Saturday, probably when I was 13 or so, when my mother woke me up in the morning (it was probably about 10:30), said, "Here," and handed me ten bucks. "What is this for?" I asked, groggy but blissfully naive regardless of alertness. "I sold your Thundercats toys at a yard sale," she … Continue reading Year 4, Day 12
Pick a random time during the day and ask Miles what he wants to do. The answer you get will almost definitely be, "I wanna build a tower." Note the hands emphasizing the sheer scale of it. Miles has taken this hobby beyond obvious block-based construction. Put enough random objects in front of him and … Continue reading Year 3, Day 364
Getting Miles to just sit the f*** down and eat is always a struggle, but his excuse tonight was perhaps his best yet: "I don't wanna eat! I just wanna learn this stuff!"