I apologize for the long absence, cult following. Between moving back into our basement and wrangling a now very mobile daughter, I have been busy aplenty.
So yeah, that. It’s busymaking.
Also, I believe that this is not made clear to prospective fathers, but it turns out you don’t get to keep that cozy little man cave you’ve built for yourself once the kid is old enough to be mobile. It becomes “the playroom”, and you pretty much have to suck it up and childproof whatever sliver of territory you don’t cede outright.
She seems quite happy to be puttering around in it, so there is that.