Regular readers know I lost my coveted reading room last week after I had to fill it with all of Miles's toys. With that nightmare over, I was finally able to kick back, grab a new comic book, and -- GAH! WTF?! No, this wasn't inadvertently left behind when I returned everything to Miles's room. … Continue reading Year 5, Day 357
Year 5, Day 351
Look who got his toys back today! Thank everything holy, Miles was able to make it through the remainder of the week without any other major infractions and I could finally clear his stuff out of my room. I say major infractions because there was one minor physical altercation that, when I initially heard about … Continue reading Year 5, Day 351
Year 5, Day 346
One of the things I love most about home ownership is having a space for myself and all the things I love to collect -- sanctum I can retreat to and put my feet up, throw on some music, and read for a bit. Here's what it looks like currently: And YEAH, I know you're … Continue reading Year 5, Day 346
Year 5, Day 332
"I'm Battling Man!" I was later corrected that he was BADdling Man ("You hear there's a "bad" in it? That means I'm BAD.")
Year 5, Day 327
When we moved into our house a couple years ago (how has it already been that long??), I opened some boxes that have been sealed for nearly 20 years, enduring move after move until we found a permanent home. When that happened, Miles immediately seized one item, claiming it as his own with such passion … Continue reading Year 5, Day 327
Year 5, Day 320
Jaclyn: "Miles made this for you during his bath." The thing: Uhhhh...
Year 5, Day 319
Miles is really excited about the upcoming Super Mario Bros. Movie, and McDonald's has made it really difficult to explain release schedules to an impatient four-year-old with their recent release of the accompanying Happy Meal toys. The movie won't be out until April, but Miles is frequently lamenting that "we missed it," since it's been … Continue reading Year 5, Day 319
Year 5, Day 309
When Miles and I have a choice to make, we'll often turn to a Chance Cube. Introduced in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, the cube is just a red and blue die providing 50/50 odds of one option or the other. Today was a bit of a cheat, as Miles used the … Continue reading Year 5, Day 309
Year 5, Day 304: Christmas ’22 in Review!
Christmas morning at my parents' house has long been a sluggish affair. Sure, there were the days of yore when I would wake up early (like, 3 AM) out of excitement for what was under the tree, but as my brothers and I got older (not to mention my parents), Christmas gradually became a late-morning … Continue reading Year 5, Day 304: Christmas ’22 in Review!
Year 5, Day 293
With both his Santa visit AND the bulk of our shopping behind us, Miles has now, like Moses descending Mt. Sinai, handed down his Christmas list. At least his expression meets the moment. And the "little bit" naughty descriptor suggests a degree of self-awareness and, hopefully, penitence.