Brain freeze! (Also, the sticker chart continues working like a charm.)
As noted in yesterday's post, Miles has been struggling this week with misbehaving during the school day and finding himself sent to time-out. We get reports daily, and as this week has progressed we've felt more and more dejected each afternoon. Now, fortunately, Miles is pretty good about letting us honestly know how his day … Continue reading Year 4, Day 359
With the move (and the fact that it ambushed us when we flipped the calendar to April), Easter really snuck up on us this year. Miles, however, is extremely ready for a repeat visit from the Easter Bunny, as evidenced by the éclat with which he presented all of the goodies he got at his … Continue reading Year 4, Day 35
Mommy: "What do we leave out for Santa?" Miles: "Huh." Mommy: "To eat. What does Santa eat?" Miles: "Cookies." Mommy: "What kind of cookies?" Miles: "Christmas cookies." Mommy: "And what does Santa drink?" Miles: "Beer."
When Miles awoke this morning, he immediately issued a decree. "Mommy! I wanna go to the ice cream shop!" We found his demand to be fair, if slightly unreasonable at 7:00 am, and so we promised that, at the end of the day, we would all go get ice cream. Miles was delighted. So delighted, … Continue reading Year 3, Day 143
Check out this reverse psychology B.S. my kid pulled today: He goes to daycare and starts talking about how he's got a "Star Wars cake" at home (he does not). Eventually, that turns into "cupcakes." He's got "cupcakes" at home. Chocolate ones. He talks about this enough during the day that, when Jaclyn picks him … Continue reading Year 3, Day 24