When we haven’t seen much of him for many days, it is a presence that is hard to ignore. Usually, we will break out board games, Ill hand a book to my toddler and whisper ‘bring this to your Dad’, or we will go outside and just enjoy each other and our property.
I wish I could say something revolutionary, but for the most part it is something that definitely took some getting used too. My husband also knows not to interrupt ‘morning meeting’ or any other ‘lesson’ type activity. He usually takes advantage of this time to read or get chores done around the barn.
Realistically though, one of the major benefits of homeschooling is he gets to see our kids way more than he would if they were at school. So, if the girls are super pumped about playing with Dad, we do our morning meeting at dinner.
Who has shift working husbands? How do you manage the presence?