Since being reined in by her father two months ago, Britney Spears, who had previously lost custody and even visitation privileges to her two young boys because of her bizarre behavior, has managed to get her life together enough that she now sees Sean Preston, 2, and 1-year-old Jayden James several times a week for hours at a time. But when will the pop superstar finally get to tuck her boys into bed for an overnight visit?

"Britney’s progress over the last two months is good," admits an unlikely source, Mark Vincent Kaplan, attorney for Brit’s ex-hubby Kevin Federline, exclusively to OK!. "But it’s premature to say that two months shows a pattern of consistency."

So what is it going to take — outside of a court order — for K-Fed to let Brit-Brit have the boys for a weekend? "We need to see a steady, consistent trend of behavior for a while," explains Kaplan. "The goal is consistency over time with nothing at all out of the ordinary."

Barring any emergency hearings, the next court date is May 6, though Kaplan tells OK! that he anticipates the custody battle will likely go all the way to a trial that will probably take place some time in September.

And, once again, Kaplan insists that his client does want Britney to be involved in the boys’ lives. "Kevin’s goal involves primary custody but also involves his desire to see Britney become, over time, a solid and substantial figure in her boys’ lives," he tells OK!. "And she is inching toward that."

Here’s hoping that, for everyone’s sake, Britney continues on the path toward having the boys back in her life.

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