In true party pooper fashion, both of my housemates fell asleep well in advance of midnight tonight. Still, Miles was fighting to make it to midnight but was just too dang loopy for us to keep dealing with. Although we had no choice but to put him to bed, I still tried to keep Miles's … Continue reading Year 4, Day 308: Baby’s First New Year’s Resolutions!
In the middle of watching The Phantom Menace, Miles darted off upstairs. He returned a few minutes later with one of mommy's hair towels, then retrieved his lightsaber spoon from the silverware drawer. Only then was he able to cosplay as Liam Neeson's Qui-Gon Jinn. He shoved the spoon in his pocket after seeing Qui-Gon … Continue reading Year 4, Day 182
I always knew parenthood was going to be a life-altering experience, but I remain surprised in the random, subtle ways being a father has changed me. The latest example came tonight, when my buddy Franklin and I went to see a movie (Pig starring Nicolas Cage, if you were curious). As a longtime movie theater … Continue reading Year 4, Day 140
A couple weeks ago, when I was trying to explain that I had just bought movie tickets for only the second time in over a year, I found myself trying to explain what a "movie theater" is to Miles. Of course he immediately wanted to go (anything to avoid school), but I explained that he … Continue reading Year 4, Day 116
When I told him we were watching a Beatles movie, Miles immediately assembled his crew.
Miles barged into the home office this evening, which he always does with a smirk as he surveys the room and ponders what exactly he should attempt to get into. On this visit, he walked over to the media shelves and retrieved a bunch of Muppet movies. "I wanna watch all of them!" he said, … Continue reading Year 3, Day 324
I was hoping we could make this afternoon a "Family Movie Day," and when Miles said he wanted to watch Star Wars, I knew we were both on the same page. Now we just need to work on "talking during the movie"...
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.
I was recently listening to Elmer Bernstein's Ghostbusters score and I flipped the cover around to show Miles the backside, which features a large illustration of Slimer, the delightful green blob. Miles pointed at Slimer. "Huh," he said, which he does whenever he recognizes something but can't recall the word for it. "It's a ghost," … Continue reading Year 3, Day 71
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