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wives of entrepreneurs. MommaOfTwoLovies 2 kids; Massachusetts 7041 posts
13th Nov '12

How do you cope with the situation?



-The crazy schedule, never knowing when they are coming or going.
-The lack of time with the kids
-Lack of help at home
-Always on phone, computer, iPad etc etc
-Them being so irritable...



How do you make it work with your family and how does your DH be a husband, father, and entrepreneur all at once?

Snow 1 child; Storybrooke, ME, United States 34011 posts
13th Nov '12

Sounds like the life of being with someone in the military.

MommaOfTwoLovies 2 kids; Massachusetts 7041 posts
13th Nov '12
Quoting Snotface♫[usmc]:" Sounds like the life of being with someone in the military. "


very similar! Is your DH in the military?

Rachie.luv♡ 2 kids; El Paso, Texas 14533 posts
status 13th Nov '12

my husbands in the army and this sounds just like him.
I just deal...really Iv learned to pick my battles..however hes really good with our son and always wants to play with him and does things for him like cooks, bathes, and feeds him.

Snow 1 child; Storybrooke, ME, United States 34011 posts
13th Nov '12
Quoting Conservative MAMA:" very similar! Is your DH in the military?"



Sure is.

MommaOfTwoLovies 2 kids; Massachusetts 7041 posts
13th Nov '12
Quoting Snotface♫[usmc]:" Sure is. "

How do you cope?

Snow 1 child; Storybrooke, ME, United States 34011 posts
13th Nov '12
Quoting Conservative MAMA:" How do you cope?"



I don't "cope" because it's not an illness or anything. I live my life just as anyone else would and I pick my battles.

MommaOfTwoLovies 2 kids; Massachusetts 7041 posts
13th Nov '12
Quoting Snotface♫[usmc]:" I don't "cope" because it's not an illness or anything. I live my life just as anyone else would and I pick my battles. "


You do technically have to cope with the crazy life that such a career leads.

Snow 1 child; Storybrooke, ME, United States 34011 posts
13th Nov '12
Quoting Conservative MAMA:" You do technically have to cope with the crazy life that such a career leads. "


Again, I live my life. I don't see his job as a burden or anything even when there are times it's a pan in the ass. Some people just aren't cut out for that kind of lifestyle.

MommaOfTwoLovies 2 kids; Massachusetts 7041 posts
13th Nov '12
Quoting Snotface♫[usmc]:" Again, I live my life. I don't see his job as a burden or anything even when there are times it's a pan in the ass. Some people just aren't cut out for that kind of lifestyle. "


It does not bother you that you have to take on most of the responsibility of the children?

Snow 1 child; Storybrooke, ME, United States 34011 posts
13th Nov '12
Quoting Conservative MAMA:" It does not bother you that you have to take on most of the responsibility of the children?"



Why would it? I knew what I was getting into. Besides, DH is in the reserves right now so he only goes once a month and still has a full time job. He helps out with LB all of the time.

Zee mama Due September 24; 2 kids; USA 326 posts
status 13th Nov '12
Quoting Conservative MAMA:" It does not bother you that you have to take on most of the responsibility of the children?"


I know you were not asking me but it bothers me a lot, this is not what I imagined it would be like when he decided to go into business for himself. It's hard and there are days that I feel like I can't handle everything that's being put on me.

MommaOfTwoLovies 2 kids; Massachusetts 7041 posts
13th Nov '12
Quoting Zee mama:" I know you were not asking me but it bothers me a lot, this is not what I imagined it would be like ... [snip!] ... go into business for himself. It's hard and there are days that I feel like I can't handle everything that's being put on me."


What is a typical day for you like?

Zee mama Due September 24; 2 kids; USA 326 posts
status 13th Nov '12
Quoting Conservative MAMA:" What is a typical day for you like?"


Long!:lol: My DH is up between 4-5 and I usually am too, he leaves between 4:30 and 5:00, since i'm up i usually make DS lunch and get his school stuff ready. Get my oldest up between 6-6:30, get my youngest up around 7. Leave by 7:20 to take my oldest to school. Usually during the day I take phone calls from DH for business errands that need to be done in town. I make what ever phone calls he needs me to make to customers. Pick up DS from school at 2:00, homework, dinner, and DH usually gets home from work between 6-8. But as you know even if they are home there not really, he still takes phone calls, and emails. I feel like this is not what I signed up for.
What does your day look like? What does DH do?

MommaOfTwoLovies 2 kids; Massachusetts 7041 posts
13th Nov '12
Quoting Zee mama:" Long!:lol: My DH is up between 4-5 and I usually am too, he leaves between 4:30 and 5:00, since i'm ... [snip!] ... takes phone calls, and emails. I feel like this is not what I signed up for. What does your day look like? What does DH do?"


DH works heavily in real estate.



My days sound a lot like yours. I wake up at 6 make DS's lunch for school. 630 I wake DS up, get him ready and dressed, 700 DH wakes up, gets dressed, drives DS to school at 8. I am then home till where I care for my 10 month old, answer a crap ton of business e-mails, schedule appointments, I am still nursing on demand, cook, clean etc etc. At 1 I have to leave and take the bus to go and get DS. I then take the bus home a 325 after I let DS play on the playground. We then take the bus home. I answer more e-mails when I get home, spend some time with the kids, have to make dinner, we eat at like 630, I give both kids a bath, DH usually gets home at 830 when the kids are all settled down. THEN my 3yo gets super wound up and wants to play with his dad. DH STILL has work to do when he gets home. I feel bad for ds because he just does not understand..... DH does not usually get to bed till like 330am because he has a ton of work related things he needs to do...



I usually think to myself "when are we EVER going to enjoy life".. It has really taken its toll on me. I have the full responsibility of the kids 24/7. I don't have any family around to help me out either.. DH and I barely have any type of relationship because things are always so crazy.



What does your DH do?