Just as his vocabulary is soaring, Miles's penchant for singing is rising at alarming rates as well. His music is starting to veer away from merely mimicking tones using a variety of babbling that at times sounds vaguely like the words he's trying to emulate but at other times is complete gibberish. Now he's actually … Continue reading Year 2, Day 282
Miles is picking up so many new words now that it can be hard to keep up with them all. There are days where his vocabulary seems to expand by almost 20 words. One word has been particularly notable over the last few days, not just because of Miles's use of it but also due … Continue reading Year 2, Day 281
I received a text during my trivia show tonight that read, "Miles might have learned some curse words tonight." My initial assumption was that he had finally picked up some undesirable language from his sailor-mouthed mother. The reality was, thankfully, more adorable.
Miles has hit a new milestone recently, as he's started using two-word sentences to communicate with us. So far we've heard, "More egg," and (of course), "Need Elmo*," but I'm frankly a little surprised (and relieved) that we haven't heard, "Hell no," yet. * We're going to have to start clarifying "wants" vs. "needs" soon … Continue reading Year 2, Day 258
Be it blessing or curse, Father's Day weekend always brings with it the magic and exhaustion of HeroesCon. This year, with Miles finally aware enough to recognize both Spider-Man and Captain America, I was determined to spend Father's Day the way all fathers dream of -- forcing my hobbies and interests upon him in the … Continue reading Year 2, Day 111: Baby’s First HeroesCon!
Miles's vocabulary, although filled with plenty of babbling, still seems to get stronger every day. Tonight, as I was getting ready to head out to trivia, I heard Miles and Lisa in the kitchen as they were getting ready for dinner. Lisa, in German, was getting Miles hyped, telling him that he was going to … Continue reading Year 2, Day 57
Miles seems to be a generally happy kid, but tonight I learned that, when particularly moved, his capacity for complete dismissal can be cold, swift, and relentless. As Jaclyn was taking Miles to his room to get ready for bed tonight, I darted over to sneak in a quick hug, kiss, and an "I love … Continue reading Year 2, Day 28