Typically, when Miles wakes up in the morning, he'll start requesting to watch something on TV. "Elmo." "Daniel." "Mickey!" These are common requests. But today he indicated that he wanted to watch something different. "What do you want to watch?" Jaclyn asked him. "Uh-fuhbuhl!" he replied, pointing at the TV. Yes, only now, at the … Continue reading Year 2, Day 320
When one of your idols fills in for Vanna on Wheel of Fortune.
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
"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