This morning, as usual, Miles insisted on listening to some Sesame Street music on the way to daycare. The song started up again automatically once I got back in the car after dropping him off, to results I can, at best, describe as 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
Miles enjoys some live music at Brewers at 4001 Yancey.
One addendum to our Massachusetts trip -- we stayed at an Airbnb our first night in Cape Cod, and our gracious host was a percussion teacher. She asked if it would bother us if she had a lesson while we were there, to which I -- knowing how into it Miles was likely to be … Continue reading Year 2, Day 128