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!
Miles coughed throughout the night and while he was in pretty good spirits this morning, we figured we'd play it safe and get him in to see his pediatrician today. I got Miles up and brought him to bed with us as Jaclyn dialed the doctor's office. "Mommy's calling the doctor," I said to Miles. … Continue reading Year 3, Day 13
A child's mind is a sponge, just constantly learning and incorporating new information. But the things that take hold are frequently surprising. For instance, where did Miles learn to count off using drumsticks? Yeah, he went a little overboard the second time there, but still, that isn't something instinctual, is it?
NBC's The Voice is back for a new season, which means our Monday night ritual of having The Voice on in the background while we clean up and get Miles ready for bed has also returned.The more he watches the show, the more Miles gets into it. He sings along as performers take the stage, … Continue reading Year 2, Day 364
Concerning the blistering annoyance of most children's music, I find that it's seldom the song itself that proves grating, but the frequency with which it's played that truly becomes the point of contention.Case in point: Miles has started frequently requesting "The Farm." "Farm!" he'll yell, usually when he's sitting at his table eating. "Farm!"And just … Continue reading Year 2, Day 363
The Rolling Stones are coming to Charlotte this summer, and I've been debating for the last week whether to snag a ticket. When I presented her with this quandary, Jaclyn's response was, "You can just get a ticket for yourself if you want." Now, to any reasonable man, doesn't that sound like a trap?Anyway, I … Continue reading Year 2, Day 358