As some of you may or may not know my H has a new job and works second shift.....it has been a few weeks since he has been on the new schedule and it sucks. Unfortunately there is nothing we can do about it, so we are trying to make the best of it.
He is home on Tuesday nights and Wednesday nights, and on the weekends until 1:30. My DD and I see him briefly in the mornings, he usually stays home with her until 8:30 and then brings her to preschool. She is home with him all day on Wednesdays.
My DD is understandably having a hard time adjusting to his new schedule and constantly asks me when Daddy is coming home. We make him pictures or write him letters for him to see when he gets home.
I have also noticed that when he is home my DD tends to act up more....she will be fine with me when its just the two of us, but begins to test us and act differently when he is home. I feel bad for my husband who says she acts like that only because he is here. I dont think that's the case and dont want him to feel that way.
My H has said a few times that this new schedule makes him feel like he did when we were seperated. ...we have very little time together as a family....more often than not its just our DD home with one of us.
I dont know what to do to make this easier for my DD. She is only 4 1/2 and doesn't understand.