Upon leaving daycare today, I noticed that Miles's cup looked a little...off. Gone was the usual white and blue lid, having been replaced with an orange one. The cup itself still had his name on it though, so I figured we could sort out the obvious mix-up in the morning. I was confident, however, that … Continue reading Year 2, Day 255
Miles attended his third political rally today, and this might have been his favorite yet. The real reason he was really excited about this one ultimately had less to do with Mayor Pete and more to do with Mayor Pete's music selection.
This morning, as usual, Miles insisted on listening to some Sesame Street music on the way to daycare. The music started up again automatically once I got back in the car after dropping him off, to results I can at best describe as unnerving and, at worst, unequivocally chilling.
Every time Miles gets in the car, some form of the following conversation happens between us: Me: "Do you want to listen to some music?" Miles: (clicks tongue, nods) Me: "How about some Barenaked Ladies?" Miles: "Elmo." Me: "The Beatles?" Miles: "Elmo." Me: "Weird Al?" Miles: "Elmo." Me: "The Stones? How about the Stones?" Inevitably, … Continue reading Year 2, Day 227
Tonight's the night of the Hootie & the Blowfish/Barenaked Ladies concert here in Charlotte, and so there's been a lot of Hootie playing at home and in the car this week. While listening to some selections from Fairweather Johnson on our ride home today, I (having heard these songs many, many times) turned to Miles … Continue reading Year 2, Day 192
Whether by simple observation or biological imperative, Miles has turned into a real clean freak. Not that he's above making messes, but he has demonstrated a real interest in cleaning things up. One of his favorite things to do right now is enter the bathroom, grab a piece or two of toilet paper, walk over … Continue reading Year 2, Day 177
As he's become more aware of styles, genres, and his own ability to join in through dance and singing along, Miles's love of music has only grown this year. Here are some of his favorite songs of the summer of 2019. 5) "Twinkle Twinkle/ABCs" - Traditional Miles loves singing along to both of these songs, … Continue reading Year 2, Day 171: Miles’s Top Five Summer Jams, 2019 Edition