A couple of years ago, we went on a 24-day family vacation out West. Matt excitedly purchased cactus seeds to grow when we got home. We planted those seeds and waited. And waited. And waited. Finally, a little teeny tiny cactus started growing.
Then the just-walking little girl of a friend stayed with us for a couple of hours. She proudly (and quickly) came running into the kitchen with the cactus that Matt had been growing for months. The upside-down cactus. Ooops.
When Matt left to visit his dad later that next summer, Mackenzie and I came up with a plan. We bought a teeny tiny, already grown a bit, cactus in a teeny tiny pot. We put that pot on the window sill and waited for Matt to return from his summer away. We told him that his cactus had a growth spurt while he was away. He almost believed us.
This imposter cactus was repotted last year. I can't believe how much it has grown. It's probably close to 4" high now. Must be my amazing gardening skills.