"Melmo," Miles said during dinner tonight. "No," I told him. "Elmo is unavailable right now. We're going to watch something different." "Something different" was the 1937 Astaire/Rogers classic Shall We Dance, which showed up in the Criterion Collection library a couple weeks back. I figured Miles would at least be into all of the music, … Continue reading Year 2, Day 158
When your son uses whatever he can get his hands on to try conjuring Elmo.
Despite yesterday's post, Miles had little choice today other than to accept me as his sole provider and responsible party, as his mother was in Raleigh overnight for work. As we left daycare, I did my best to fill Miles in on the current situation. "Your mom isn't here tonight." "Memmo!" he immediately replied. I … Continue reading Year 2, Day 136
I remember a time not so long ago when I was delighted by Miles's ability to recognize and articulate the name of Sesame Street's resident ginger-haired, perpetual two-year-old Muppet. Those days are gone. Today at the grocery store, Jaclyn was shopping for baby food and Miles suddenly spotted a squeeze pouch with Elmo (or "Memmo" … Continue reading Year 2, Day 132
We are blessed to have a friend in our lives, Mike, whose birthday annually coincides with the hallowed tradition that is WrestleMania and hosts a viewing party for friends from far and wide to join him in basking for several hours in the glory that is hulking, costumed men and women colliding with each other … Continue reading Year 2, Day 41: Baby’s First WrestleMania!
We limit (as in "almost never allow") Miles's television time, but today, with Jaclyn out at the gym and grocery shopping, I introduced Miles to Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Whether it was the music, the frenetic graphics, or the delightful cast, Miles was as attentive as I've ever seen him. Bonus: it's also a … Continue reading Day 286
Introducing Miles to Batman: The Animated Series. He really got into this one!