When I woke up on Saturday, Miles had a simple request for me, one he requested by leaning in close and saying, "Daddy, I want you to build me a suit." "What sort of suit?" I asked. "Like a business suit?" "No," he said. "Look." He then pressed his thumb into the side of his … Continue reading Year 5, Day 340
Year 5, Day 287: Reassessing a Christmas Classic
With Christmas fast approaching, our standing Family Movie Night has been commandeered by holiday films. While Miles is watching some of these on his own (at, say, six in the morning, like this one), I wanted to make sure we took the time to sit down and enjoy some of these as a family. I'll … Continue reading Year 5, Day 287: Reassessing a Christmas Classic
Year 5, Day 274: Name that Movie!
Miles has a limited awareness of movies at his age. Sometimes he'll find something on his own (he's watched the new Blue's Big City Adventure movie about five times since it dropped on Wednesday, for instance) and sometimes I'll show him a trailer for an upcoming movie that he becomes completely set on watching (next … Continue reading Year 5, Day 274: Name that Movie!
Year 5, Day 258
My time with Miles was limited today, as I arrived home with very little turnaround time to get to a 6:45 showing of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. I still did my best to find out some information about Miles's day, even as he tinkered away at a paper project he had (I guess?) brought home … Continue reading Year 5, Day 258
Year 5, Day 229
If you ask Miles to name his favorite Family Movie Night viewing experience, he'll tell you (and I could NOT be prouder of this) that the best movie he's seen so far is Hayao Miyazaki's classic My Neighbor Totoro. He loves it so much that he still brings up moments from the film on a … Continue reading Year 5, Day 229
Year 5, Day 162
With Jaclyn out of town this weekend, I wanted to make sure Miles and I had some fun activities lined up. First up, Miles's long-awaited second trip to the movie theater. He's already so good at watching movies that he can't even be bothered to look away from the screen long enough to take a … Continue reading Year 5, Day 162
Year 5, Day 141
This weekend, I was finally successful in my weeks-long quest to convince Miles to watch one of the most significant of my life -- E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, a movie I first saw when I was about his age that also holds the distinction of being the first film I have any recollection of seeing in … Continue reading Year 5, Day 141
Year 5, Day 69
With the exception of the brief time I spent with him as he fell asleep last night, I haven't gotten to see much of Miles the last couple days. Normally, Thursday nights are a time for us to rectify this and hang out a bit. But, as any movie fan with a pulse knows, tonight … Continue reading Year 5, Day 69
Year 5, Day 63
For Family Movie Night this week, Miles asked to watch "a Star Wars movie with Luke, Obi-Wan, and Darth Vader in it." Wouldn't you know, I had JUST the movie. Miles has watched a lot of bits and pieces of Star Wars movies over the years, but I think this may be the first time … Continue reading Year 5, Day 63
Year 5, Day 58: Baby’s First Trip to the Movies!
In the latter days of Jaclyn's pregnancy, I was increasingly stressed about Miles's due date. Not because it was going to mark a earth-shattering shift in my life, upending the status quo and seeing to it I never had a moment of peace ever again; no, I was concerned because his due date was February … Continue reading Year 5, Day 58: Baby’s First Trip to the Movies!