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
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