The kids and I have a "secret" playset, and we spent an hour out there tonight. Their parents were doing some sort of volunteer work, so I did my usual breakfast to nap, and then did nap through dinner and playtime. Except for dinner, the day went well; when we went back to the playset afterward, we all had a blast. They got muddy (oh well) sliding down the super fast slide (really super fast: Lilly gets air), we cleared some sticks, and they both peed in the woods. It was grand.
There's a good chance that around Easter-ish, V and I might have the kids for three full days while their parents go away. I'm excited about this prospect.
This whole V working fewer hours thing is a dream. We actually can do things like run to the grocery at 10pm for cookie dough (now whether that's a wise choice is a different matter!) and sit on the couch reading the internet. I think I'm going to like the foreseeable future.