Over the summer we've reached three big milestones. First, I can send Hayden all over Nob Hill when I am in line and forget something. And now, after years of working on this
Willow reached a big one too. She can whisper to me in the morning "Can I go downstairs"? She can set herself up with T.V for a good 30 minutes while I catch some more sleep. I think with work, she will be able to pour cereal this year. :)
And then there's the one negative milestone. Willow has memorized my cell phone number. And she knows how to use the house phone. What this does for her, is she can now call me on those Sunday afternoons that I use to go the gym and run errands while her Daddy is home. It's great, she keeps me up to date on the instances that Dad sends her to her room FOR NO REASON (this is usually accompanied by many tears and a muffled voice as she tries to keep Daddy from realizing she is on the phone upstairs). She can also give me a holler to let me know that Dad has apparently up and walked out leaving her home alone...no, it never occurs to her to look as far as the backyard.
Milestones, people, its all about the milestones.