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
In what seems like a distant past life at this point, Jaclyn and I were pretty seasoned travelers. And now, whenever we see a place, whether in pictures or on TV, that we've traveled to, we like to let Miles know that we've been there before. Miles's response has been to adopt a new phrase … Continue reading Year 3, Day 181
We made a pit stop in Rock Hill on our way to Myrtle Beach for the Thanksgiving holiday. The initial reason for this detour was to see our friend Alex, in town from Denver, but an additional reason got tacked on yesterday -- I had to fill in as host for a trivia show. This … Continue reading Year 2, Day 275
I headed down to Orlando with friends today for a brief weekend in Walt Disney World and only got to see Miles for a fleeting moment before he was hurried off to daycare this morning. Thankfully, by the graces of modern technology, I was still able to see him later on. Beyond just seeing Miles … Continue reading Year 2, Day 193
Today really could've gone horribly. We took a red eye flight back to Charlotte directly from last night's wedding, and I knew the experience would test the limits of just how amenable Miles is to air travel. He might be up screaming and crying throughout the flight, unable to get comfortable and fall (and stay) … Continue reading Year 2, Day 189
This weekend, we're back in Denver, CO for the wedding of our friends (and, honestly, honorary family members) Alex and Andy. Once again, Miles demonstrated his love of air travel. When we last visited Denver, Miles was unable to partake in the breakfast provided at the hotel due to his goop-based diet. He did not … Continue reading Year 2, Day 187: Back in the Mile(s) High City!
Summer is always the busiest time at work for me, and August always brings an additional level of "crunch time" with them. With this in mind, Jaclyn's been taking Miles to daycare in the morning and, on some days, even picking him up. While I can't deny that this is a big help for me … Continue reading Year 2, Day 176
Tonight, after a trip to Raleigh that kept us all up a little later than usual, Miles decided to serenade us with a rendition of "Are You Sleeping?" NO, MILES. NO WE ARE NOT SLEEPING.
One addendum to our Massachusetts trip -- we stayed at an Airbnb our first night in Cape Cod, and our gracious host was a percussion teacher. She asked if it would bother us if she had a lesson while we were there, to which I -- knowing how into it Miles was likely to be … Continue reading Year 2, Day 128
We were fortunate to have a smooth, uneventful trip to Boston last week, but this morning's return flight was always bound to be more arduous. First, we were leaving the morning after the wedding. Second, we were staying in Cape Cod and were going to need to drive at least two hours to get to … Continue reading Year 2, Day 126