This, somehow, is the face of a child who has just obtained copies of his parents' business cards. "I'll have my people call your people!"
Most summer's my company opens a small satellite center up in the North Charlotte/Lake Norman area, and I'm happy to say that the location we've rented for the last several years is now mere minutes from my doorstep in Huntersville. Normally, having to stop by that center after a long day of work would be … Continue reading Year 5, Day 145
"I'm dressing in Daddy's shirt!" - Miles, attempting to steal my work shirt and take my place at my job today (SPOILERS: If it were at all plausible I would TOTALLY let him).
After a long day of work and hosting trivia, all I want to do is come home and collapse into bed, and today was no exception. I hauled my aching body upstairs and into the bedroom to find-- ...oh. Given that he was sleeping with the ENTIRE PAW Patrol, I quickly accepted that there was … Continue reading Year 5, Day 18
Tonight was one of those increasingly rare nights (not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing) where I made it home from trivia before Miles was asleep. As I laid with him in bed, he said, "Daddy, can you make me a trivia show like you have?" At first, I wasn't sure … Continue reading Year 5, Day 12
Vacation is obviously a time for relaxation. ...just look at this kid. But it isn't all fun and games, and Miles was once again put to work this evening. This time, he was tasked with picking peaches, and he executed this zealously, darting around amid showering fruit, wholly unconcerned by the potential for getting beaned … Continue reading Year 4, Day 171
When we started our vacation, Miles was really only aware of one thing: we were going to a farm. That carried certain expectations with it, and today was the day most of those would be satisfied, as Miles was going to get to interact with a variety of animals. Waiting patiently to head out to … Continue reading Year 4, Day 169
Miles can read numbers now. For instance, he remembers that our mailbox is "eight one" and the page his favorite story starts on in his Disney bedtime book, even without looking directly at either stimulus. "Sure," you might say, "but so what? It's not like he can read words or sentences yet." This is true, … Continue reading Year 4, Day 118
Miles may be getting a little too comfortable with crashing my trivia shows...
My phone rang when I was driving between jobs tonight, and while I expected to hear Jaclyn on the other end, I was met with, "DADDY!!!" "Hey, buddy!" I said. "DADDY!" he merrily shrieked again. "Yeah, it's me!" I said. "How are you doing, buddy?" My question went unacknowledged. "DADDY!" Then he hung up. A … Continue reading Year 4, Day 110