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
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
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!
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
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 309: 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 183
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 141
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 117
When I told him we were watching a Beatles movie, Miles immediately assembled his crew.