Two weeks at home for the holidays with very few plans: It had the potential to be awful. E and W have not, historically, been great with unscheduled time. It has led in the past to whining, too much screen time, and general levels of uncooperativeness.
Maybe they're growing up.
So far (and it's only been a week, but still), they are getting along terrifically. Playing together quite a lot. Very engrossed in various Pokemon games and strategies and characters. Treating each other with respect. Not fighting. Really being good friends.
I am a little shocked, and very proud. It's making this holiday season so much easier for us parents. And it's also making it really nice to spend quiet family time at home. They're happy, we're happy.