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!
Miles started belting this single line out on repeat today. Never heard it before and can't even take a stab at what it might be. Any guesses?
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
Every time Miles gets in the car, some form of the following conversation happens between us: Me: "Do you want to listen to some music?" Miles: (clicks tongue, nods) Me: "How about some Barenaked Ladies?" Miles: "Elmo." Me: "The Beatles?" Miles: "Elmo." Me: "Weird Al?" Miles: "Elmo." Me: "The Stones? How about the Stones?" Inevitably, … Continue reading Year 2, Day 227
Tonight's the night of the Hootie & the Blowfish/Barenaked Ladies concert here in Charlotte, and so there's been a lot of Hootie playing at home and in the car this week. While listening to some selections from Fairweather Johnson on our ride home today, I (having heard these songs many, many times) turned to Miles … Continue reading Year 2, Day 192
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