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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneDoe View Post
    DH leaves house 745am returns home between 4-5pm, no weekend work!

    I work 3-11pm two times a week, kids take school bus to DH work those nights.

    After reading this thread I am grateful for how lucky I have it - DH and I equally share morning routine and night routine if I'm not working.

    How do you and your kids cope all the hours some of your DHs are away from the house?!

    I would imagine some DHs are gone before kids up, home when they asleep or going to bed? Where's the time for quality time with you / the kids?
    Unless he is exceptionally busy he shares the night time routine and puts DD to bed while I cook or relax.

    Frankly, we are all happier if he isn't around for the morning routine. He's a perky morning person and DD and I aren't so we like to wake up slowly. He goes out and gets me a coffee before he leaves and that's the best thing he could do for our routine

    We get plenty of quality time as a family and he loves what he does so it works really well. If he hated it or I wasn't coping we'd rejig.

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    Hi OP here!!
    Hubby is self employed and does long hours six days a week. I was telling him how I wish we spent more time together as a family like most people do and he said most dads work as many hours as him, seems he's right, I hate being wrong!!!
    I also said Id like more help at home and time out from the kids but seems theres a lot of other mummas in the same boat...
    Oh well, worth a try
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    I'm tempted to show this thread to MY DH, to show him how much harder most other Dad's work than he does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllYouNeedIsLove View Post
    Hi OP here!!
    Hubby is self employed and does long hours six days a week. I was telling him how I wish we spent more time together as a family like most people do and he said most dads work as many hours as him, seems he's right, I hate being wrong!!!
    I also said Id like more help at home and time out from the kids but seems theres a lot of other mummas in the same boat...
    Oh well, worth a try
    It's tough being self employed. It's always hard to say no to work just in case it dries up.

    Maybe encourage him to find a different balance that works better for all of you? Even if he doesn't work less, he works differently if he can?

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