Well now. All our perserverance has finally paid off, well for an hour at least. Number 4 has reached an important milestone in his little life: sitting through Mass without having to go out into the Narthex! Whoo hooo!
Although he didn't actually "sit still" and, in fact, only had moments of "sitting", he did not get out of hand so much so that King had to scoop him up and rush him out of the sanctuary.
Not only that, but, after the reading of the Gospel, when the congregation responds, "Thanks be to God", he said "dit'n" (which in his little vocabulary means "thank you"). King and I both looked at each other and giggled.
It will be a long time before we see the results of our sweat equity in these little people. But, for a moment this morning after Church, hubby and I just had to give each other a "high five" for this miniscule yet momentous occasion.