For her birthday today, Jaclyn spent most of the day out with her sister, giving Miles and I some much needed "guy time." And, yes, okay, also a chance to buy Jaclyn's birthday presents. While we avoided too much gallivanting around given the state of public health, I did make sure Miles got to visit … Continue reading Year 3, Day 340
Miles attempts to exert control over the technology in his bedroom. https://videopress.com/v/k9DJ70HM?preloadContent=metadata
Well, Miles has eliminated any confusion regarding which Lion King song is his favorite. https://videopress.com/v/CgJwR4BA?controls=false&preloadContent=metadata
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