Miles decides to put his bib on all by himself.
"Melmo," Miles said during dinner tonight. "No," I told him. "Elmo is unavailable right now. We're going to watch something different." "Something different" was the 1937 Astaire/Rogers classic Shall We Dance, which showed up in the Criterion Collection library a couple weeks back. I figured Miles would at least be into all of the music, … Continue reading Year 2, Day 158
In the world of celebrities, a rider is a proviso -- often excessive and ridiculous -- that facilities have to provide during tours, filming, etc. Some famous examples include Beyoncé insisting her dressing room be kept at 78 degrees, Drake requesting 48 incense sticks, or Eminem's six Lunchables (?) at every tour stop. I bring … Continue reading Year 2, Day 154
We've seen a lot of growth in Miles over the last couple weeks. And while a lot of this has been positive, not every aspect of growing up is desirable. A...sure, we can call it "developmental milestone"...we appear to have reached in the last couple weeks involves Miles's response to the more unsavory parts of … Continue reading Year 2, Day 130
Today, we set out on another trek across the country, taking a flight north to New England in advance Jaclyn's sister's wedding in Cape Cod. It was hard getting packed and out of the house -- not because organizing suitcases was particularly difficult, but because Miles kept climbing on the luggage. Miles has, of course, … Continue reading Year 2, Day 119
Miles has certainly upped the "mess factor" of his day-to-day life, taking visible enjoyment from dumping food and beverage on the floor at this point. The silver lining? He's also developed an affinity for cleaning up his own messes.
Yesterday, I expressed relief at Miles's emerging willingness to put his feet to good use. Maybe I spoke too soon.