The other night during our usual nightly Jeopardy!/Wheel of Fortune block of TV viewing, Miles was suddenly drawn to a commercial. Miles typically shows disdain for ads, turning to us and saying, "Uh-oh...commercial!" as though there was something we could do about it (oh, to be a modern child immersed in streaming services). But this … Continue reading Year 3, Day 211
Miles had high hopes that he could stay home from school this morning and have a movie day instead. As soon as he got out of bed he grabbed a few carefully chosen films off the shelf.
Mommy: "Well I'm going out for a little bit. Make sure Miles goes potty and takes a nap." (Miles and Daddy watch Mommy drive away.) Daddy: "Time for popcorn and DuckTales."
There's been a blank space on Miles's wall for the last several months that was reserved for a print I preordered for him (I think it was technically his birthday present). It finally arrived this week, and he could not be more delighted.
We made an attempt at family movie time today with a viewing of last year's Lion King remake. Two minutes in, Miles said, "Nono...the other one!" (Asking for the original version of the movie. That's my boy!) It wasn't long, however, before he really got into it.
Miles has started to prove himself quite the indecisive fellow, recently adopting the phrase "the other one" into his verbiage. And lest you think he employs these words in a manner remotely resembling civil discourse, consider the following scene.As I've mentioned previously, Miles has developed a borderline unhealthy obsession with the Frozen films. You may … Continue reading Year 3, Day 29
We're keeping a pretty low profile this weekend given the growing concerns over the coronavirus, but no fear -- this is the week Miles discovered Frozen and wants to watch it OVER AND OVER AND OVER. YES. THINGS ARE FINE. I can't say I'm surprised, given the fact that Miles still hasn't let Christmas go … Continue reading Year 3, Day 18
When one of your idols fills in for Vanna on Wheel of Fortune.
A little over a month ago, I sat waiting with bated breath to see the first episode of Disney+'s original Star Wars series The Mandalorian. Free of the shackles of characters named (or implied to be) Skywalker, I hoped the show would present an all-in look at different unscrupulous characters occupying the far corners of … Continue reading Year 2, Day 284: The Mandalorian is a Model for the Modern Parent
Streaming services are a dime a dozen at this point, and we subscribe to no less than six of them. But today was Disney+ Day, bringing with it a deluge of content that, as a consumer and a parent, I am more than ready to surrender my free will to. Before leaving for my trivia … Continue reading Year 2, Day 260