Our tale begins, dear reader, with a familiar scene. Familiar...and yet BONE-CHILLING for five-year-olds everywhere. Imagine, if you will, a child...left to his own devices for the better part of the afternoon. As the sun begins to set and the ghouls begin to emerge and wander the streets of a suburban hellscape, this child -- … Continue reading Year 5, Day 248: Miles’s House of Horror V!
When we asked Miles what he wanted to be for Halloween this year, he considered a modest list of approximately 50 possibilities before finally settling on the obvious answer we always expected. If you guessed "Chase from PAW Patrol holding the head of Chase from PAW Patrol," you are correct. As was the case last … Continue reading Year 5, Day 246
I've taken great lengths over the years to keep Miles from familiarizing himself with the Minions, those gratingly annoying Mike 'n' Ike-looking cinematic abominations. And while he hasn't seen any of their actual movies, he does now possess a Minion toothbrush, so he at least knows what they look like. In a desperate attempt to … Continue reading Year 5, Day 91
"NO. NO BUZZ PICTURES." - Miles, shutting the paparazzi RIGHT down
The day Miles has been waiting months for finally arrived today and there was no question that he was going to spend the whole day celebrating. Jaclyn picked up a dozen themed donuts to get the day started. Within moments, Miles was covered in chocolate. After breakfast, Miles saw little reason to get dressed for … Continue reading Year 4, Day 248: Miles’s Fearsome Fourth Halloween!
It's just over a week until Halloween now and it better get here quickly, because every day Miles gets more and more "ideas." I've already talked about his existing plan (which will, sadly, be fully realized), but this morning he took it one step farther. "Guess what?" were his first words to me today. "For … Continue reading Year 4, Day 239
A couple weeks ago, Miles acquired his Halloween costume. Today, I saw a glimpse at my own Halloween future when I laid eyes upon Jaclyn's just-arrived costume... For reference: Only one is missing now, and it's that goober on the left. So it looks like I'll be Gecko for Halloween, the timid PJ Mask who … Continue reading Year 4, Day 216
As I got out of the shower this evening, there was a knock at the bathroom door. I opened it and...well... "Trick or Treat!" he says.
With the looming risk of COVID infection being far scarier than the ghouls and beasts typical of the season, we opted not to take Miles trick-or-treating for Halloween this year. Instead, we threw a fairly exclusive party for Miles and some of his closest friends. Even though the party had a limited guest list, Miles … Continue reading Year 3, Day 249
Some days, Miles just wants to dress up like Superman and watch Superman. I'll never say no to it (and hey, it also means we can get a little more mileage out of last year's Halloween costume)!