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Old 03-11-2020, 08:32 PM
 
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For the past several years I have been fortunate to have Monday and tuesdays off and here recently I’ve had Monday through Wednesday off all while working 40 hours a week by twelve hour shifts and working the weekend. My youngest is about to start school next year and I am looking to change jobs to a more dayshift career. As I look back at my time with my kids it has been the most difficult, rewarding, life changing experience. I really wish my wife could have experienced it more because honestly this has shown me that all that matters is the time with my kids and family. Yea I am a little bit sad but looking back I regret none of it. My kids and I are as close as ever and they truly complete me. Helping them grow and watching them change and learn is truly the sweetness of life that no amount of money could ever buy.
I guess my point is, if you have the chance to stay home with your kids and not send them to daycare then do it even if things will be tight for a while. It is so worth it in the long run. You can always make money again but you will never get back their days as little ones. This is even more painfully apparent to me nowadays and I can actually say that I love them so much it hurts. It hurts because I know I only get the privilege of such a short time with them. This goes for the Dads too. Spend some time every day face to face with your kids. Every day is a gift truly. Godspeed
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Old 03-11-2020, 08:56 PM
 
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Yes, true, you never get that time back.
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Old 03-11-2020, 09:09 PM
 
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You're a fortunate man to have been able to spend that time with your kids OP. My husband had the same opportunity with our eldest, but limited weekday time with the next two. It was hard.
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Old 03-12-2020, 10:15 AM
 
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Yes it’s hard now as I work weekends and my oldest is in school. One of the reasons I will probably switch to a different job
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