It worked! The kids were able to focus on their Most Important Tasks without whining about what else they could be doing. We got a lot done and had a blast doing it. There was only one situation where they had a tiff. We took the BART to the YMCA and while J & A were in Kindergym, one kid was a bit of a bully to A. J didn't do anything about it, so we worked on it tonight, role-playing and helping him get 100% on his sister's side. I have really wanted to work on that particular skill & this afternoon provided a great learning situation.
My favorite question of the day: "What does 'artistic' mean?" (That's harder to answer than it sounds!)
Aftershock = When you have a solid schedule it is far easier to be flexible, a bit of a paradox, but a beautiful one.