So my boys are with their father tonight.
You will find this hard to believe but eventually you'll look forward to your time alone.
I have to agree, I enjoyed my free time from day one. I left my ex, and for awhile, the kids spent at least one night every weekend with him. We are now back to every other weekend, but that is more of the kids choice than anything else. I would LOVE to have them go with him every other weekend for the whole weekend, and one night on the other weekends.
It gives you time for yourself, to do what YOU want to do. I literally consider myself off the mommy clock (as much as we ever can be) when thay are with their dad. Decisions to be made about activities, etc, are completely up to him and I refuse to get involved.
You didn;t say what your situation is, but I work full time and then have the kids all the time, they are 11 and 14 now, I left when they were 9 & 12.
I am a full time (out of the house) working mom.
that sounds really well balanced, as it gives you breaks during the week, but they come back to you. My ex is supposed to take them one night during the week (not overnight)