For example: my co-parent is amazing and our life is pretty damn close to the “unicorn life” as it can get. Of course we have our disagreements as every healthy couple does. Nevertheless, one area we both agree on are her work hours: we both loathe them. My co-parent works very long days to provide for our family and she is usually gone from 8AM-8PM.
Our children wake around 6/6:30AM every day and are in bed between 6:30 PM and 7:00 PM every night. This means my co-parent only sees our children for 2 hours in the morning during the week. Let me break it down even more.
During a 5 day work week my co-parent sees our children for a total of 10 hours
(2 hours in morning x 5 days)
During the 5 day work week I see our children a total of 65 hours
(13 hours awake x 5 days).
During the 2 day weekend my co-parent spends an average of 26 hours a day with our children.
(13 hours awake x 2 days).
During the 2 day weekend I spend an average of 20-23 hours a day with our children. (13 hours awake x 2 days).
Total hours a week co-parent sees our children is: 36 hours
Total hours a week I see our children is: 85-88 hours