Like any young child, Miles loves to watch shows that I can barely tolerate. In the past, I've mentioned my disdain for Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Then there's PJ Masks, which is fine, I guess, but not something I'D necessarily want to sit down and watch with him. And then, there's Bluey. https://www.youtube.com/embed/VS5jsksGIM4 Produced in Australia, … Continue reading Year 4, Day 93: A Bluey Appreciation Post
Tonight, as we were winding things down for the evening: From the staircase, I called, "C'mon, buddy! It's time to get ready for bed!" Miles was silent and motionless in front of the television, sucking down some juice. "Hey," I said, a bit less playfully, "I'm looking at YOU." Miles pulled the cup away from … Continue reading Year 4, Day 91
If you're a regular visitor, you've likely noticed that I've spent some time complaining about Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, a children's program Disney produced in the previous decade that looks like a crude animatic and often has plot lines that are absurd to the point that potentially useful messages are muddied in problem solving that has … Continue reading Year 3, Day 217
The other night during our usual nightly Jeopardy!/Wheel of Fortune block of TV viewing, Miles was suddenly drawn to a commercial. Miles typically shows disdain for ads, turning to us and saying, "Uh-oh...commercial!" as though there was something we could do about it (oh, to be a modern child immersed in streaming services). But this … Continue reading Year 3, Day 211
Some days, Miles just wants to dress up like Superman and watch Superman. I'll never say no to it (and hey, it also means we can get a little more mileage out of last year's Halloween costume)!
Like most kids, Miles loves singing, whether that entails bursting into spontaneous song or following along to something he's listening to. One of his favorite things to sing along to is the Sony Pictures Television logo at the end of Jeopardy! each night.
Miles picked out his own picture for his Netflix profile.
It hasn't been easy parenting while both Jaclyn and I are still working between 30 and 40 hours every week. As such, certain unsavory sacrifices have been necessary, including foregoing our parental duties periodically and allowing the television to step in and parent a bit. We agreed early in our careers as parents to avoid … Continue reading Year 3, Day 86: Miles’s Top Five Quarantine Shows
Hey! Miles sorta knows the words to the Muppet Babies (2018) theme song!
When it comes to mommy and daddy talking during a TV show or trying to sing along with music, Miles has...opinions.