In which Miles trolls me while sitting on the potty. https://videopress.com/v/00d2a6GL?preloadContent=metadata
I was hoping we could make this afternoon a "Family Movie Day," and when Miles said he wanted to watch Star Wars, I knew we were both on the same page. Now we just need to work on "talking during the movie"...
He may be young, but Miles is already developing an ear for orchestral music. Sure, his love of Offenbach's "Orpheus in the Underworld" stems largely from its use as backing music for a couple Disney songs, but what's more heartwarming (for me anyway) is that he's already able to distinguish John Williams scores. Sure, he … Continue reading Year 3, Day 137
Despite some initial apprehensions, Miles has become fascinated with lightsabers. He'll find random objects around the house (some "saber-like" and some...really not) and start swinging them around while making "KSSSH" noises. It's really pretty heartwarming.Even more heartwarming was an exchange between Miles and his mother that I was thankfully around to hear today."Miles has a … Continue reading Year 3, Day 60
My son has finally gotten comfortable around lightsabers. TOO comfortable.
A little over a month ago, I sat waiting with bated breath to see the first episode of Disney+'s original Star Wars series The Mandalorian. Free of the shackles of characters named (or implied to be) Skywalker, I hoped the show would present an all-in look at different unscrupulous characters occupying the far corners of … Continue reading Year 2, Day 284: The Mandalorian is a Model for the Modern Parent
Today, as has been the case most afternoons over the last week, Miles came home and requested not Elmo, not Clifford, but Star Wars to play while he eats his dinner. He's now seen the first 30 or so minutes of the original movie four or five times. After dinner tonight, Miles darted into our … Continue reading Year 2, Day 266
Streaming services are a dime a dozen at this point, and we subscribe to no less than six of them. But today was Disney+ Day, bringing with it a deluge of content that, as a consumer and a parent, I am more than ready to surrender my free will to. Before leaving for my trivia … Continue reading Year 2, Day 260
The end of last week brought with it a day that suckers like me spend all year waiting for: the day new Star Wars products go on sale. Triple Force Friday (so dubbed because consumers -- again, like me -- will be spending three times what they usually do on groceries to obtain hunks of … Continue reading Year 2, Day 228
I arrived home from Orlando this evening and immediately wanted to share my bounty with the family. There's no way I'd go to Disney World without buying some mementos for Miles, and there's especially no way I'd do that when a Star Wars park is involved. I knew the moment I saw them at a … Continue reading Year 2, Day 195