Miles accompanied me to Heroes Aren't Hard to Find this week, and while every trip there with him has been a milestone, this was the very first time I've told him that he could pick some books out all by himself. Granted, there were limits (I'm not letting him leave there with any Milo Minara … Continue reading Year 5, Day 335
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Year 5, Day 121
Having accomplished most of what I set out to do this weekend (and spent about as much money as I possibly could) by COB yesterday, today's final day of HeroesCon 2022 was wide open to be completely focused on one thing -- making it an experience that catered completely to Miles. Surveying an exhibit hall … Continue reading Year 5, Day 121
Year 5, Day 119
Not a hoax! Not a dream! Today, making its return after three years, marks the beginning of HeroesCon. My friends George and Sam came to town for the show, and that means Miles's BFF Audrey is here too. Miles couldn't wait to see Audrey and started talking about her impending arrival a couple days ago. … Continue reading Year 5, Day 119
Year 5, Day 71
The loosening of COVID restrictions means the return of one of my favorite holidays: Free Comic Book Day! Miles has attended this event with me before, but I think this is probably the first year he'll 1) remember it and 2) get excited about it. I went to my regular shop, Heroes Aren't Hard to … Continue reading Year 5, Day 71
Year 4, Day 254
Today, after what feels like forever, Heroes Aren't Hard to Find finally hosted a comic convention here in Charlotte. As excited as I was to get back in the world, I was just as eager to take Miles to the show a little bit over the weekend. Under normal circumstances, we'd have a couple chances … Continue reading Year 4, Day 254
Year 3, Day 358
"Hey Miles!" I called as my lunch break started today. "Do you want to come to the comic shop with me?" "No!" he exclaimed. "Are you sure? They have a big Spider-Man there." "No." "And a big Doctor Octopus." "...I wanna see the big Doctor Octopus." Once he stepped into the store, he found plenty … Continue reading Year 3, Day 358
Year 2, Day 348
In an effort to get Miles (and, in all fairness, me) out of Jaclyn's hair for a little while today, I took the young lad to the Charlotte Minicon this morning. Upon rolling in, Miles was delighted to see countless images of favorites like Superman, Batman, and Spider-Man all around the show floor. He was … Continue reading Year 2, Day 348
Year 2, Day 68: Baby’s First Free Comic Book Day!
If there's one reason I couldn't wait to have kids one day...it's probably because I know eventually I'll be able to draft them to clean up after dinner. But if there's another reason, it's that I've always been eager to share Free Comic Book Day with them. For almost 20 years now, the first Saturday … Continue reading Year 2, Day 68: Baby’s First Free Comic Book Day!