If you are strapped for cash could you increase your work hours? Or could your hubby get a part time job that is more flexible even if it isn't in his chosen career field (eg night fill at a Supermarket).
I couldn't cope if my hubby hardly ever saw the kids - he couldn't cope either. I don't want that life for any of us.
That being said if there is absolutely no other way your DH could always do things like FaceTime/Skype your bub at bedtime. And have half a day on the weekend where you go off and do your thing and hubby spends one on one time with your DS.
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01-04-2015 17:10 #22
My DH has a 1.5-2 hr commute each way into Sydney for work. It means an 8 hour work day turns into a 12 hour. Everyone does it here. My father, brothers and friends. There's just no work in our region and it means it's possible to afford a mortgage (we could never do it on our wages in the Sydney region).
DH uses his time on the train (drives half way) to have some me time- he has a handheld gaming console and an iPad to tune out. He has one day a fortnight alone with dd whilst I work which he loves and helps them bond. And dd doesn't know any better.
It is tough but that's life. We'd rather that then he be unemployed. We live in the hope one day DH will score a job locally but it's what we do in meantime.
01-04-2015 17:32 #23
My DH rarely sees DS during the week, sometimes if DS wakes early he may see him for a few minutes before he takes off but that's not very often. He's never home before bed. We also live in London away from both families so it's pretty much DS and I on our own most of the time. DS is 14 months and adores DH and they make up for any missed time on the weekend, DH gets up with DS on the weekend while I sleep in and they do breakfast, play, skype grandparents, go for a walk. He also does bath and bedtime stories on the weekend. On Mondays I find DS seems to look for DH a bit but he doesn't get upset. I just say 'daddy's at work.' When DH went away he facetimed him and read him stories. Facetiming during your DH's lunchtimes may be an option?
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