<blockquote><b>Quoting A❤T=P&W:</b>" Do you cook every night?"</blockquote>
yeah we do. then its baths after supper and bed at 8.
there's next to no adult time and its a routine with the kids. there's really no'down'time.
my husband stays home and cooks clean and takes care of dd, and he manages the bills that I tell him to pay that day, or calls that need to be made. I get home around 530 on a late day. I spend the first half hour with dd, then I shower and we eat. Then we do what ever. I go to bed at 11:30ish. I miss lo. but my work keeps me busy.
All those things you mentioned. I barely see my kids, I am always exhausted, I barely ever make a home cooked meal, I get frustrated that I am out teaching everyone else's kids while other people are teaching mine, and it takes a lot of my time away from Sam too because I have less time to spend between them all. But do what you gotta do. And if working will make you happy then go for it. I mean I survive and we get by. I just miss a lot of those things.