For a holiday spent in isolation, Miles's third Christmas managed to be frenetic, loud, and (fortunately) filled with joy. Christmas started early in our house, as Miles woke up at 3 AM and started yelling, "DADDY! I WANNA READ A BOOK, DADDY!" Groaning, I staggered down the hallway to his bedroom and immediately began pleading … Continue reading Year 3, Day 305: Christmas 2020 in Review
Around 8:45 today, Miles bounded into our home office, interrupting my morning meeting. "Daddy!" he called. "Santa's in Australia!" Indeed, Miles was eager to sharpen his burgeoning cartography skills today as he tracked the fat man on his journey around the world. With his own globe, a copy of My Very Important World, and the … Continue reading Year 3, Day 303
While I was cleaning up after dinner and Miles was (presumably) getting ready for his bath, I was summoned to Miles's bedroom. What I found upon entering was virtually every pillow, blanket, and stuffed doll from Miles's bed strewn across the floor and fashioned into a "sleigh," with Miles himself serving as Santa Claus. https://videopress.com/v/9Mkg3MfW?controls=false&preloadContent=metadata … Continue reading Year 3, Day 295
Regardless of his supposed immunity to COVID-19, we were understandably nervous about Miles visiting Santa Claus this year. It was a big concern for us, because Miles is so into Christmas this year and is very aware at this point of both who Santa is and what his job is come December 24th (as well … Continue reading Year 3, Day 291
Mommy: "What do we leave out for Santa?" Miles: "Huh." Mommy: "To eat. What does Santa eat?" Miles: "Cookies." Mommy: "What kind of cookies?" Miles: "Christmas cookies." Mommy: "And what does Santa drink?" Miles: "Beer."
From our family to yours, warmest holiday wishes!
Before Miles agreed to brush his teeth this morning, he had to first assemble a myriad court to accompany him. And it wasn't enough to simply have them in the bathroom -- I tried to place them on the toilet seat, and Miles became deeply incensed, refusing to proceed until they were next to him … Continue reading Year 2, Day 300
One of the most noticeable ways this Christmas season is already very different from the last is Miles's awareness of certain staples and figureheads. He seems to understand what the Christmas tree is, what a reindeer is, and is increasingly fond of Christmas songs. He also recognizes "Fosse"... ...and the fat man himself, "Sassy"... ...we're … Continue reading Year 2, Day 291
With a child now in the picture, this season has seen us immersing ourselves in Christmas music more than ever before. And yet, despite my best attempts to get Miles to fall in love with "The Twelve Pains of Christmas" or that Bob and Doug McKenzie number, the lad has already started developing his own … Continue reading Day 296: Miles’s Top Five Christmas Jams
Today, Miles finally crossed paths with that Paragon of Presents, that Emperor of Elves, that...Holiness of Holidays (?) himself -- Santa Claus. Legion Brewing hosted Mr. Kringle for a Sunday brunch, and it was an opportunity Jaclyn and I knew we couldn't pass up. Brunch, beer, AND Santa? Everybody leaves happy! Except, of course, Miles, … Continue reading Day 294 — Miles v. Santa Claus: Dawn of Christmas