Patrick and Lilly and I went to visit their mom at work yesterday, and we ate lunch with her in the cafeteria. It was nice - she and I get along well, the kids behaved great, and I think we'll do it more often. She works in a very professional capacity, and after looking around for awhile, I commented, "Sometimes I do think I want a professional job." Her immediate response was "Not for a few more years at least!" with a significant look at the kids. Made me feel good.
They've had a really good week. I've had maybe one or two tantrums since Monday? I'm really hoping tomorrow continues the trend.