On a recent trip to Costco, we agreed to let Miles pick out a snack of his choice -- something he could have on-hand that was quick and easy for car travel, such as our morning commute, or as an afterschool treat. He chose a massive box of Entenmann's Little Bites mini-muffins, and he's been … Continue reading Year 5, Day 202
Tonight's selection for Family Movie Night is The Bad Guys, and after Miles watched the trailer he not only became interested in the movie -- he was also immediately obsessed with the song in it. https://videopress.com/v/MmVO3tFC?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true I guess Billie Eilish IS the voice of a generation.
While Miles was taking his bath last night, he started belting out a song that...sort of sounds familiar while also managing to sound completely unfamiliar. It sort of exists in that liminal space between comfort and insanity. Anyway, here it is: https://videopress.com/v/2fXLxWFX?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true He added that it was "your song you like" (as in a song … Continue reading Year 5, Day 28: Name That Song 4!
"I want to listen to Puppy Dog Pals music," Miles requested as I strapped him into his car seat this morning. I was happy to comply, and Miles nodded gleefully in time with the music as we rode along I-77. Eventually, this song came on (it is, perhaps unsurprisingly, titled "I Love Dirt"): [Chorus] Dirt, … Continue reading Year 4, Day 348
Lying in bed last night, Miles spontaneously started singing. "Frosty the Snowman, was a jolly happy snow.He was made of snow but the children know,How he came to life one day.There must have been some magic in that old silk hat they found,For when they placed it on his head he began to dance around.Frosty … Continue reading Year 4, Day 316
For reasons I'm unsure of, whenever I ask Alexa to play the Paw Patrol theme song, or the PJ Masks theme song, or the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme song (and on and on), the first song that comes up is inevitably a knock-off and not the actual, original recording. My assumption is that the … Continue reading Year 4, Day 266
During Miles's bath last night, he started belting out a song while I was out of the room. It took me a second, but I finally realized what it was and, well, it was surprising. See if YOU can name that song! https://videopress.com/v/pSbprQk4?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata
If anyone's curious, I am officially "Damn, this PJ Masks song SLAPS!" deep into parenting. I suppose you just learn to accept the reality you're given, and right now that reality is "PJ Masks music from the time we leave the house to the time we get to daycare." If I'm lucky, Miles will accept … Continue reading Year 4, Day 64
While he isn't quite ready for his favorite TV competition show, Miles absolutely loves singing. Sometimes they're songs we can sing along to together (when he allows me to join him). Other times they're songs he's picked up at daycare that I don't know what the hell they are. This morning, he started merrily singing … Continue reading Year 4, Day 40
Miles is very protective (or whiny, depending on your perspective) of certain things, one of which is music. If he has deemed something "his song" and you start singing it, you'd best be ready for a swift and decisive (and shrill and, yes, whiny) verbal assault. "No!" Miles will scream. "That's MY song! Don't do … Continue reading Year 3, Day 359