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!
Miles spins a chilling yarn. Or at least a lengthy one. https://videopress.com/v/Q5wA9HiT?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true
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
Recently, Miles has started developing a fondness for mazes. Introduced to them on the back of a children's menu at some point, he now actively seeks them out, going so far as to specifically pick out food when the boxes feature mazes on the back. So when we told him he was going to a … Continue reading Year 5, Day 225
In keeping with the spookiest season of the year, Miles brought this drawing home from school today: I have no idea what this monstrosity is, but I sure as hell hope it isn't "something he sees in his room at night."
Miles took part in a Halloween rock painting activity this weekend, and while he created several of his own mineral-based masterpieces, he also brought home a few that were a bit more professionally done. There was one in particular he was excited to show me. "It's you as a ghost," he said, "With a beer." … Continue reading Year 5, Day 220
When Miles decorates Halloween cookies, it's always punctuated by taking bites out of his canvas.
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!
Last night, Jaclyn went out to meet a friend, presumably leaving me and Miles to do whatever we wanted for the evening. I should've known she had a task for me to complete. This particular time is was mandatory arts and crafts. Our job was to construct PJ Masks decorations for the trunk-or-treat event we … Continue reading Year 4, Day 247
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