I was off today for Veterans' Day. Miles, however, went to daycare as usual. Throw in a vacation day for Jaclyn, and you get that oh-so-rare occurrence -- A DAY WITHOUT MILES. Yes, for one tight window of roughly eight hours, Jaclyn and I were able to live our lives as we did in days … Continue reading Year 2, Day 259
"Go ahead," I said. "Pick out a movie," I said.
"Melmo," Miles said during dinner tonight. "No," I told him. "Elmo is unavailable right now. We're going to watch something different." "Something different" was the 1937 Astaire/Rogers classic Shall We Dance, which showed up in the Criterion Collection library a couple weeks back. I figured Miles would at least be into all of the music, … Continue reading Year 2, Day 158
I finally figured out a perfect movie to put on for Miles, one that involves all of his primary interests -- birds, dogs, balls, and balloons. Any guesses?
Miles is having a long week. He may have gotten some extra time with his mom and dad on Monday due to the weather, but Tuesday and Wednesday nights he was back to business as usual, spending the evenings with his babysitter. And although Thursday nights generally bring with them a return to family time, … Continue reading Day 291
We limit (as in "almost never allow") Miles's television time, but today, with Jaclyn out at the gym and grocery shopping, I introduced Miles to Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Whether it was the music, the frenetic graphics, or the delightful cast, Miles was as attentive as I've ever seen him. Bonus: it's also a … Continue reading Day 286