The board is slow, so I'm going to throw something out.
Which is why I said in the other thread, there is something to be gained, in my family
Well I think for the purposes of this specific discussion, it sounds like family time is a group thing and alone time with a child is a parent/child thing.
Just block off time....
My take on the OP was a bit different.
I took her paragraph of:
"So, if one parent stays at home, handles sick days, and arranges practices and such at a time when the WOHP is not home, to allow maximum family time I presume, when does the WOHP spend alone time with the kids? "
To mean the WOHM spending time with the children without the other parent, not with each child individually.
My DH has taken Sundays and Mondays off. He also does the after dinner routines from 7-8:30 every night so I can get planning for the next days lessons, laundry (he washes and dries, I fold and put away).
He does the park and the bike riding stuff. And he also takes off time for any important medical appts.
So he gets about 1-5 to 2 hours an evening alone with the kids. He also gets Mondays.
*Praying for my best friend, my Dad*
My dad was a WOHP but he was also the Custodial parent for my preteen-teen years.
I always wondered if he felt out of place at PTA or drs office being the only custodial or sole support father there. But he never showed it if he did.
he no longer splits the sick days, school holidays, doctor appointments, etc.
For us, this hasn't been an issue.
yes, experiences certainly do vary..and unless you've experienced personally more pulling of the weight wrt schedules can you assume what is gained or a benefit of one over another way.