A couple weeks ago, when I was trying to explain that I had just bought movie tickets for only the second time in over a year, I found myself trying to explain what a "movie theater" is to Miles. Of course he immediately wanted to go (anything to avoid school), but I explained that he … Continue reading Year 4, Day 116
More than any previous year, Miles is acutely aware that today is his birthday. It is perhaps for this reason that he was absolutely wired all day, rendering Jaclyn's attempt at working moot. As the day wound down, we decided to attempt soliciting some basic compliance with the promise of a couple birthday presents. It...didn't … Continue reading Year 4, Day 1: Miles’s Third Birthday – Part 1
"Hey Miles!" I called as my lunch break started today. "Do you want to come to the comic shop with me?" "No!" he exclaimed. "Are you sure? They have a big Spider-Man there." "No." "And a big Doctor Octopus." "...I wanna see the big Doctor Octopus." Once he stepped into the store, he found plenty … Continue reading Year 3, Day 358
Miles's love of ice cream has reached questionable levels. This isn't the first time he's tried to eat a picture of food in a book.
This morning, Miles refused to leave the house without making sure Big Spider-Man was sitting in a big rocking chair and Little Spider-Man was sitting in a small one. He may only be about two years old, but he definitely treats his friends hospitably.
"Don't throw Spider-Man in the recycle bin! He's been through enough!" - Dad
From Miles's babysitter, the young child holds court with his most trusted subjects.
We took our second annual family trip to GalaxyCon (formerly SuperCon) in Raleigh today for another weekend of celebrities, cosplayers that freak Miles tf out, and a family photo. Miles was a lot more alert and engaged this year and -- surprise, surprise -- he was a big hit with everyone he met (including MY … Continue reading Year 2, Day 152
Whatever the delivery method, be it lip contact or blowing, Miles is pretty generous when doling out kisses. However, I never expected his affection for a certain friendly neighborhood wall-crawler to warrant such generosity.
Be it blessing or curse, Father's Day weekend always brings with it the magic and exhaustion of HeroesCon. This year, with Miles finally aware enough to recognize both Spider-Man and Captain America, I was determined to spend Father's Day the way all fathers dream of -- forcing my hobbies and interests upon him in the … Continue reading Year 2, Day 111: Baby’s First HeroesCon!