As Miles was falling asleep last night, we engaged in some of our usual, light bedtime banter. "I don't want to die," he said without pretext. "And I don't want you to die and I don't want Mommy to die. Just stay every day forever." "Well," I started, wanting to make things a bit less … Continue reading Year 5, Day 325
Trying to load the car full of Christmas presents in broad daylight carries some real challenges. HEY WHATCHU GOT IN THEM BAGS, MAN
After an adventurous week, we said goodbye to Costa Rica this morning, gathering our things and heading for the airport. Not before Miles made absolutely certain he wasn't leaving anything behind. The vacation had been great, but I think we were all ready to get home. Miles, who had managed to befriend almost every dog … Continue reading Year 5, Day 239
If this isn't Miles "living his best life," I can't imagine what it would look like. Of course, he didn't get everything he wanted on this trip. After spending the morning at the beach, we went by a bookstore to pick up some stamps for postcards. Miles, naturally, wanted everything in the store, but none … Continue reading Year 5, Day 238
It's been several years now since Miles was last aboard an airplane (thanks largely to COVID), but today, and for the next week, we're vacationing in western Costa Rica. "Do you remember being on an airplane before?" I asked him yesterday morning. "No," he said. "Did I like it?" "Well, yeah," I said, admitting, "but … Continue reading Year 5, Day 232: Baby’s First International Trip!
After I touched down in Charlotte last night, I quickly saw a text from Jaclyn letting me know they had parked in the arrivals area. While some part of my very, VERY tired brain registered that she was likely talking about the parking deck, I was still unprepared when I was suddenly tackled at the … Continue reading Year 5, Day 95
Star Wars Celebration has concluded and I'm headed back home today after a weekend that...well, was frankly just too busy. But last night I finally got a decent, lengthy video chat with Miles! Which was naturally used for tomfoolery. Can't wait to see this goofball again soon!
Today was the first day of Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, and my day was packed to the gills with all sorts of stuff, from seeing the casts of Andor and Willow onstage, to hearing an orchestra conducted by John Freaking Williams play "The Raiders March," to attending a screening of the first two episodes of … Continue reading Year 5, Day 90
Miles's BFF Audrey is currently celebrating her birthday in Disney World, but that didn't stop Miles from demanding to speak with her on the phone so they could talk about our upcoming trip to see her and her parents. I was not present for the conversation, but I understand they discussed Disney World, Easter plans, … Continue reading Year 5, Day 26
Jaclyn went out for a girl's night with one of the neighbors tonight, and while I was fine staying in with Miles after an exhausting week, Miles was...less agreeable. Wailing at the door and insisting Mommy stay, Miles ultimately had to be physically dragged from the doorway so Jaclyn could leave. As in most cases, … Continue reading Year 5, Day 21