Like most kids, Miles loves singing, whether that entails bursting into spontaneous song or following along to something he's listening to. One of his favorite things to sing along to is the Sony Pictures Television logo at the end of Jeopardy! each night.
When Miles awoke this morning, he immediately issued a decree. "Mommy! I wanna go to the ice cream shop!" We found his demand to be fair, if slightly unreasonable at 7:00 am, and so we promised that, at the end of the day, we would all go get ice cream. Miles was delighted. So delighted, … Continue reading Year 3, Day 143
While sitting on the potty this evening, Miles once again burst into song and, also once again, I have no idea what he's singing. Any ideas?
It hasn't been easy parenting while both Jaclyn and I are still working between 30 and 40 hours every week. As such, certain unsavory sacrifices have been necessary, including foregoing our parental duties periodically and allowing the television to step in and parent a bit. We agreed early in our careers as parents to avoid … Continue reading Year 3, Day 86: Miles’s Top Five Quarantine Shows
Hey! Miles sorta knows the words to the Muppet Babies (2018) theme song!
During yet another failed attempt to coax Miles into taking a nap this afternoon, I put him in bed, snuggled up next to him, and started an "Old McDonald" YouTube video. This, of course, set in motion a cascade of children's songs, as YouTube auto-queued video after video. Well one of us sure started getting … Continue reading Year 3, Day 64: Name That Song UPDATE!
An unfortunate by-product of the coronavirus pandemic: Miles had to miss out on the social event of the month, as we stayed in Charlotte this weekend instead of traveling to Myrtle Beach for Audrey's second birthday. He woke up this morning saying, "Audrey! Birthday!" and then singing "Happy Birthday" to her. Fortunately, we were able … Continue reading Year 3, Day 25
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
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