For most of the week, Miles has been insisting that our next Family Movie Night should be dedicated to "Shred." "We have to watch Shred!" he'll say. And, while I was hoping he was talking about some sort of '80s skateboarding movie, it turns out he was actually talking about this bastard: Oh...GREAT. I want … Continue reading Year 5, Day 14
Recently, and through no real deliberate design, Fridays have become Family Movie Nights. It started when we all sat down to watch Disney's superb Encanto a few weeks ago, but is now an official part of the week, with Miles even making pre-emptive requests for upcoming films. For instance, after spotting it on Disney+, Miles … Continue reading Year 4, Day 337
Miles is getting increasingly good at playing mind games with us, learning our weaknesses and exploiting them in ways that are, frankly, horrifying considering he's only three. His primary tactic with me, which would surely get under my skin were it true, is exemplified by this recent exchange. I was introducing Miles to the Disney … Continue reading Year 4, Day 99
Like any young child, Miles loves to watch shows that I can barely tolerate. In the past, I've mentioned my disdain for Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Then there's PJ Masks, which is fine, I guess, but not something I'D necessarily want to sit down and watch with him. And then, there's Bluey. https://www.youtube.com/embed/VS5jsksGIM4 Produced in Australia, … Continue reading Year 4, Day 94: A Bluey Appreciation Post
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."