"I gotta get a break, mommy." - Miles, sounding exasperated and without a shred of irony in his voice.
In what seems like a distant past life at this point, Jaclyn and I were pretty seasoned travelers. And now, whenever we see a place, whether in pictures or on TV, that we've traveled to, we like to let Miles know that we've been there before. Miles's response has been to adopt a new phrase … Continue reading Year 3, Day 181
Another new phrase has found its way into Miles's repertoire: "Oh mah God!" Despite having no idea where he picked it up (seriously!), I've got to hand it to him -- he's using it pretty appropriately. So far, I've heard him say it when remarking about how messy something is and (naturally) after going to … Continue reading Year 3, Day 174
Miles has a well-documented disdain for sunlight, but at least he's finding increasingly poetic ways to describe it. The sun was bright in the sky this morning, which hasn't always been the case lately, with overcast days and intermittent storms. Today, however, Miles's nemesis was back with a vengeance.As the light shone through the windshield … Continue reading Year 3, Day 164
A couple nights ago, Miles started talking about someone he called "Miss Gabby." It was a name we hadn't heard before, so we started asking some questions."Is Miss Gabby a teacher at school?""No.""Is Miss Gabby a friend at school?""No.""Do you see Miss Gabby at home or at school?""At home.""Where do you see Miss Gabby at … Continue reading Year 3, Day 155
I was recently listening to Elmer Bernstein's Ghostbusters score and I flipped the cover around to show Miles the backside, which features a large illustration of Slimer, the delightful green blob. Miles pointed at Slimer. "Huh," he said, which he does whenever he recognizes something but can't recall the word for it. "It's a ghost," … Continue reading Year 3, Day 71
On my way home from work tonight, I had my first legitimate phone conversation with Miles. After calling home to make sure Jaclyn had picked him up, she put him on the phone."Hi, Miles!""Daddy!""Did you have a good day at school?'"eeeYES!""What did you do today?""..."Then Jaclyn, in the background, said, "Tell him about your tree!""I … Continue reading Year 3, Day 7
And just like that, Miles's days of clicking his tongue in affirmation seem to be behind us. He has finally added that crucial one-syllable word to his lexicon: YES. More accurately, he now says, "eeeYES." There's the slightest of wind-ups, followed by an emphatic, drawn-out pronunciation of the word, lingering on each phoneme just a … Continue reading Year 2, Day 359
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Miles employed one of his favorite words with me this evening as he was sitting at his table eating and I stepped over to him. "Move." I shrugged and looked around. "Where should I go?" Miles, chewing his food, grunted and pointed towards my bedroom. "You want me to go into the bedroom?" I asked. … Continue reading Year 2, Day 337