Miles woke me up this morning to let me know he was leaving to go get donuts. "Miles!" Jaclyn called from the living room. "That was supposed to be a surprise!" Surprise or not, Father's Day got off to a great start. Not only did they return in short order with breakfast from Reigning Donuts, … Continue reading Year 3, Day 117
It hasn't been easy parenting while both Jaclyn and I are still working between 30 and 40 hours every week. As such, certain unsavory sacrifices have been necessary, including foregoing our parental duties periodically and allowing the television to step in and parent a bit. We agreed early in our careers as parents to avoid … Continue reading Year 3, Day 86: Miles’s Top Five Quarantine Shows
Hey! Miles sorta knows the words to the Muppet Babies (2018) theme song!
Today, thanks to the concert streaming on YouTube this weekend, Miles was introduced to Prince. And when I say "introduced," I mean "blown away by" (as one typically responds to his Royal Purpleness).
When it comes to mommy and daddy talking during a TV show or trying to sing along with music, Miles has...opinions.
During yet another failed attempt to coax Miles into taking a nap this afternoon, I put him in bed, snuggled up next to him, and started an "Old McDonald" YouTube video. This, of course, set in motion a cascade of children's songs, as YouTube auto-queued video after video. Well one of us sure started getting … Continue reading Year 3, Day 64: Name That Song UPDATE!
We've entered the "everything's a drum" phase and WE NEED TO GET OUT OF THE HOUSE.
Miles started belting this single line out on repeat today. Never heard it before and can't even take a stab at what it might be. Any guesses?
The coronavirus has got most everything on lockdown, but fortunately we were able to salvage St. Patrick's Day with some help from the Dropkick Murphys' livestream. By the end of the night, we were holding a family dance party on the rug (SPECIFICALLY on the rug. Miles wouldn't let us dance anywhere else). I would've … Continue reading Year 3, Day 21
Miles is always picking up new songs and reciting them to us, and we always have fun trying to figure out exactly what song it is ("Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed" was a recent one that stumped me for a few minutes). Well we've finally encountered one that we have absolutely no idea … Continue reading Year 3, Day 14: Name That Song!