In keeping with the spookiest season of the year, Miles brought this drawing home from school today: I have no idea what this monstrosity is, but I sure as hell hope it isn't "something he sees in his room at night."
I don't know what this is, but it feels threatening.
Miles was watching a Halloween episode of Arthur* this evening as Jaclyn sat nearby, working on her computer and enveloped in work until she heard a sudden THUD from behind the couch. She hurried over to find Miles huddled on the ground with his head against the floor after evidently diving behind the furniture. "Miles!" … Continue reading Year 4, Day 223
As children with overactive imaginations are wont to do, Miles has started talking about some sort of ghoulish figure plaguing his thoughts. At first, he "saw him in the window," then he was "in the closet." Miles has even yelled his name to us when running around the house playing, as though the mere mention … Continue reading Year 4, Day 76
For whatever reason, the last two nights have been extremely restless ones for Miles, typified by suddenly calling out around midnight, then descending into wailing that ultimately brings one of us into his bedroom in an (unsuccessful) attempt to coax him back to sleep. “NO! WE DID IT ALREADY!” Miles shouted to an undetermined recipient … Continue reading Year 3, Day 344: Sounds of the Night-time X
This morning, as usual, Miles insisted on listening to some Sesame Street music on the way to daycare. The music started up again automatically once I got back in the car after dropping him off, to results I can at best describe as unnerving and, at worst, unequivocally chilling.