I was coming downstairs this morning when Miles, whom I had not even seen yet today, called out from the living room: "Daddy! Do you want to see the skeleton parts of Santa's body??" ...annnd back to bed. I don't know what that was all about, but I think I'm good.
"Daddy, can I ask you something?" Miles said as he was on the cusp of falling asleep. "Sure, buddy." "Can Santa come back to our house? Because I wanted him to leave presents under my tree." Since we were back at my parents' house for the holidays, Santa and rerouted all of Miles's presents to … Continue reading Year 4, Day 326
Miles went all-in on ice cream this year for Christmas. While he asked Santa for "an ice cream truck," he received not only a small toy truck, but a play ice cream shop counter, an actual ice cream maker, and a play ice cream cart, which I've admittedly been putting off building for a few … Continue reading Year 4, Day 324
As improbable as it might seem, Christmas Day actually started at a respectable hour (7 AM) for us, thanks in no small part to Miles not falling asleep until after 1:00 the night before. He was eager to get to the living room and see what Santa had left for him, but he didn't really … Continue reading Year 4, Day 304: Christmas 2021 In Review
May whatever fat, present-giving elf you believe in bring you everything you want this Christmas. THIS kid sure made out like a bandit!
After last year's COVID-related lockdown, Miles was excited about heading down to Myrtle Beach to spend Christmas with Grammy and Papa. So excited, in fact, that he helped pack his suitcase so we could get out of the house faster. NOTE: It was not helpful. As is the norm when living with a toddler, it … Continue reading Year 4, Day 302
Well, Miles is still waking up in the night, but at least 1) he doesn't lead off with the banging and screaming, opting instead to attempt to get our attention in a more controlled voice and 2) "the middle of the night" is now more like "really early in the morning." Four consecutive hours of … Continue reading Year 4, Day 300
All season long, I've wanted to reach a point where we could sit down as a family and watch some holiday classics -- movies, TV specials...anything that we could experience with Miles. And tonight...well, it still didn't happen, on account of Jaclyn's current holiday crusade (if you know, you know). But that didn't stop me … Continue reading Year 4, Day 298
In an effort to ensure that Santa remembers precisely what Miles wants, we filled out a wish list chalkboard this evening. NOTE: we may have taken some liberty with the "Nice" rating. Once again, Miles used one of his Christmas wishes in an effort to plague me with Cocomelon merchandise.
Meeting Santa Claus and giving the big guy a piece of your mind is an essential part of growing up (depending on your belief in either Christian holidays or capitalism), and thankfully our friends Jeff and Arianne...er...hosted St. Nick for the second year (Santa's trying to stay away from big crowds during a pandemic, after … Continue reading Year 4, Day 296