The parental visit got rescheduled when my grandmother decided she'd like to move back East. This week. The children (or some of them) scrambled and appear to be making it happen. Go Team!
I spent a few hours today at the Coyote Point Museum with a friend from the dojo and her 3-year old son. It's difficult to imagine spending that much time in Little Kid World as she does (single mom, working part-time, shared custody, so at least half her days are like this), but I assume/hope/pray that it's easier when it's your kid.