WOHP's Alone Time w/ Kids

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WOHP's Alone Time w/ Kids
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Tue, 04-27-2010 - 9:55am

The board is slow, so I'm going to throw something out.

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Tue, 04-27-2010 - 5:04pm

Which is why I said in the other thread, there is something to be gained, in my family

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 04-27-2010 - 5:10pm

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.

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 04-27-2010 - 5:11pm

Just block off time....


PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 04-27-2010 - 5:18pm

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.

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Tue, 04-27-2010 - 6:06pm
I find that the Moms tend to do the school and church related things and the Dads tend to do the sports and scout related things. My boys have always had mostly Dad coaches and mostly Dad Scouts leaders. I have learned that the Dads are volunteering for kids activities they just do different things.
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Tue, 04-27-2010 - 6:07pm
Man, I wish I had known that the last eight years. Where do I sign up?
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Tue, 04-27-2010 - 6:49pm

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*


 &n

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Tue, 04-27-2010 - 6:52pm

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.


              *Praying for my best friend, my Dad*


 &n

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Tue, 04-27-2010 - 6:58pm

he no longer splits the sick days, school holidays, doctor appointments, etc.


For us, this hasn't been an issue.

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Tue, 04-27-2010 - 6:59pm

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.

 

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