Miles, like his father before him, likes Star Wars. He was riveted by A New Hope, has watched a few episodes of The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett, and we've been working through Tales of the Jedi together, not to mention the toys and books he has. He's expressed a lot of interest … Continue reading Year 5, Day 266
It warms my Star Wars-loving heart to see Miles look at his distorted reflection in my car door and say, "Look! I'm Cad Bane!" Whatever you say, kid!
For those wondering, last night at roughly 4:30 AM, Miles executed his Jar-Jar Binks plan. I don't think Jaclyn ever mistook him for "a criminal" as Miles had hoped, but she DID scream at the top of her lungs and, in the next moment, admonish her giggling son for this unholy sleep disruption It was … Continue reading Year 5, Day 151
As he was climbing into bed last night, Miles suddenly shared with me a plan so nefarious, and specific, that I have to believe he'd been thinking about it all day. First, he grabbed a talking Jar-Jar Binks doll from the lineup sitting on his headboard.. "While Mommy's sleeping, I'm going to sneak up on … Continue reading Year 5, Day 150
"Look what Miles made," Jaclyn said. "It's a flower."
Having accomplished most of what I set out to do this weekend (and spent about as much money as I possibly could) by COB yesterday, today's final day of HeroesCon 2022 was wide open to be completely focused on one thing -- making it an experience that catered completely to Miles. Surveying an exhibit hall … Continue reading Year 5, Day 121
After I touched down in Charlotte last night, I quickly saw a text from Jaclyn letting me know they had parked in the arrivals area. While some part of my very, VERY tired brain registered that she was likely talking about the parking deck, I was still unprepared when I was suddenly tackled at the … Continue reading Year 5, Day 95
Today was day three of Star Wars Celebration, and while I was busy with a variety of convention-related craziness, Miles was busy with this: Suffice to say, neither of us had a whole lot of time to chat today. And while, yes, I've undoubtedly appreciated having some time away from virtually all of my responsibilities … Continue reading Year 5, Day 92
Today was the first day of Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, and my day was packed to the gills with all sorts of stuff, from seeing the casts of Andor and Willow onstage, to hearing an orchestra conducted by John Freaking Williams play "The Raiders March," to attending a screening of the first two episodes of … Continue reading Year 5, Day 90
Long ago, in the "Before Times" of 2019, I purchased a ticket to attend Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim. Then COVID happened, and the event got kicked out. Tomorrow, I finally fly out to California for four exhausting and fun days of convention-going. Had this event happened as scheduled back in 2020, Miles would have … Continue reading Year 5, Day 88