My wife and I have two children. James is just over 3, and Florence will be 1 soon.
Being a parent is fun – but it is hard and challenging too.
This term I am spending about 1/3 of my working time looking after them both – and this has been great fun, and great to be able to spend time with them, take them to toddler groups, do the pre-school / childminder drop off / pick up etc., and be truely involved in their lives. It has made us closer.
Next term they will spend a little more time at pre-school and the child minder, but I will still be spending time with them during the week – although not as much as a 1/3 of my time.