There's been nothing short of a deluge of babies arriving for friends of ours over the last couple weeks, and today we paid a visit to one of them, taking Miles to meet his friend Duke's new baby brother. Even if the baby visit was more for us, Miles still had a lot of fun … Continue reading Year 3, Day 179
While sitting on the potty this evening, Miles once again burst into song and, also once again, I have no idea what he's singing. Any ideas?
He may be young, but Miles is already developing an ear for orchestral music. Sure, his love of Offenbach's "Orpheus in the Underworld" stems largely from its use as backing music for a couple Disney songs, but what's more heartwarming (for me anyway) is that he's already able to distinguish John Williams scores. Sure, he … Continue reading Year 3, Day 137
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.