If you consider finally being able to get your child's hair into pigtails a milestone.
Mike has been absent since Sunday attending what has been described as a "week of intensive study, prayer and discussion" aka a retreat for really smart people. And I have been spending lots of time at both of our parents' homes squeeeeezing as much child care out of them as I can and pretending to know what I am doing by myself.
I was encouraged our second day here when I was staring at Bernadette's long stragglers+male pattern baldness and thought, "hey, I think I could manage to fit most of that up in pigtails" with the exception of the reeeeeaaallllyy short pieces on the top. So I tried it and..........
I suppose of all the "milestones" for Mike to miss, this was the best. Plus we got to see him at Mass everyday, so he was included in the rejoicing.
Did I really just do an entire post on putting baby hair in pigtails? You bet.