I was coming downstairs this morning when Miles, whom I had not even seen yet today, called out from the living room: "Daddy! Do you want to see the skeleton parts of Santa's body??" ...annnd back to bed. I don't know what that was all about, but I think I'm good.
Which Christmas gone but still needing something to strike enough fear into Miles that he behaves himself, I decided to take some inspiration from The Book of Boba Fett (while also doing as little work as possible). Related note: this marquee light needs more Ns and more room for Rs.
"Daddy, can I ask you something?" Miles said as he was on the cusp of falling asleep. "Sure, buddy." "Can Santa come back to our house? Because I wanted him to leave presents under my tree." Since we were back at my parents' house for the holidays, Santa and rerouted all of Miles's presents to … Continue reading Year 4, Day 326
After last year's COVID-related lockdown, Miles was excited about heading down to Myrtle Beach to spend Christmas with Grammy and Papa. So excited, in fact, that he helped pack his suitcase so we could get out of the house faster. NOTE: It was not helpful. As is the norm when living with a toddler, it … Continue reading Year 4, Day 302
Well, Miles is still waking up in the night, but at least 1) he doesn't lead off with the banging and screaming, opting instead to attempt to get our attention in a more controlled voice and 2) "the middle of the night" is now more like "really early in the morning." Four consecutive hours of … Continue reading Year 4, Day 300
Meeting Santa Claus and giving the big guy a piece of your mind is an essential part of growing up (depending on your belief in either Christian holidays or capitalism), and thankfully our friends Jeff and Arianne...er...hosted St. Nick for the second year (Santa's trying to stay away from big crowds during a pandemic, after … Continue reading Year 4, Day 296
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