I actually miss my partner a lot while he's gone.. our girls (all 3 of them) and I love having him around. He's the really
playful one and he is usually very helpful with most of the daily tasks- picking up/making phone calls/occupying the herd/cuddling..
with that said, however, the kids and I have a pretty good routine while he's at work/school (which is most of the time). It lets me sip my coffee, nurse the baby for an hour or so, have kids pick out what they want to eat, pick up here and there, take a shower (with our seven yr old "babysitting"), get everyone dressed, do some "homework", watch a movie, do "chores", et cetera..
when my partner is home [sometimes] things seem more rushed. the kids are a little more excited (which frusterates him, which bothers me), I'm usually trying to do a lot at once, he's trying to do homework or sleep in, I don't have coffee (he brings it home during his breaks from work
) and everyone ends up in a funky mood.but
, today's been crazy so my judgements may be a bit, err, skewed.
anyway, I get both sides of it. however, I would wonder about the relationship if one seriously wants the other gone
, for a while...