Well, I obviously can't speak for myself as I don't have kids, but I can say
my dad had the issue of not being there most of the time, as he was a salesman
in the Southeast part of the country whilst my family was still out in
California for two years. He had an apartment in Atlanta and flew home once a
month. It was hard on my mother, too, and I recall her being angry about it.
That's how we ended up in NC - my dad finally got a territory in NC, SC and VA
to work in and we moved to NC when I was 15.
On Tue, 24 Sep 2002 13:05:31 -0400 "Cleveland, Kyle E."
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> So, Ken, how do you deal with it? Anybody
> (especially ABs) spout platitudes
> like, "Oh, it's not important to your kids that
> you can't do such-and-such.
> They just want to be around you." Right.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Barber, Kenneth L. [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 24, 2002 12:30 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: feeling guilty or angry was : Missing
> Sometimes guilty, sometime angry with the whole
> thing, yes.
> An aside here, maybe even a new thread: Do any
> list folks with kids ever
> feel "guilty" about not being able to do all of
> the physical things with
> your kids that AB parents can? This has been
> gnawing at me lately. I come
> home from work pretty much shot, but the kids
> want to get out and GO!
> Anyone else have this?