As a follow up to last week's post about Miles's Top Summer Jams, here's an example of Miles arbitrarily deciding when the "ABCs" are finished.
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 was watching an episode of Sesame Street tonight as I cleaned up from dinner. At one point in the episode, children at a school started singing a song about sharing. Now, Miles's awareness of "sharing" as a concept is largely dependent upon his experience at daycare. I'm not exactly sure what this has looked … Continue reading Year 2, Day 164
Achievement Unlocked! Miles now sings, "Dat-daaaa!" in the style of Neal Hefti's famous theme song every time he points at a picture or toy depicting Gotham's famed Caped Crusader. Take a look:
Tonight, after a trip to Raleigh that kept us all up a little later than usual, Miles decided to serenade us with a rendition of "Are You Sleeping?" NO, MILES. NO WE ARE NOT SLEEPING.
In true "parents kill all the fun" fashion, virtually all of Miles's bathtub toys involve letters and numbers. Because he doesn't know better yet and the resentment is still a few years off, Miles really enjoys passing the letters along to us, hearing us identify the name and sound, then attempting to repeat this himself. … Continue reading Year 2, Day 107
There are some mornings where Jaclyn and I wake up to the sound of Miles crying through the baby monitor. While he tends to stop fussing as soon as one of us enters his room, it's still a less than ideal way to end a peaceful slumber. There are other mornings, however, that he wakes … Continue reading Year 2, Day 92