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 170
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 168
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 117
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 109
My staycation is over, and I had to get to work early this morning -- too early, in fact, to take Miles to daycare. I stopped by his room on the way out of the house to say goodbye and wish him well, although he was predictably crabby and didn't want to get out of … Continue reading Year 4, Day 108
I got a rare treat during my trivia show at Legion Brewing last night, as Jaclyn and Miles stopped in for a little bit. It's the first time Miles has been to a trivia show in well over a year, long enough that I don't think he could really even remember it, which could explain … Continue reading Year 4, Day 103
A year in, and working from home hasn't gotten any easier. All you can do is learn to accept it.
Following possible COVID exposure at daycare a couple weeks ago, we've all been once again stuck at home during the workday. While we've since tested negative, Miles doesn't return to daycare until Monday. It has, once again, made the work week difficult to endure. On top of this, my job has been extraordinarily taxing lately, … Continue reading Year 3, Day 365
Me: "Okay, buddy, I've got to get to work!" Miles: "Nono, I get to work!" Miles, at "his" desk.