My DH works in Alaska 6 months out of the year. His schedule is 3 weeks in Alaska 3 weeks at home. When he is home he is not on call or working at all and spends a good part of his time off at home with our boys.
Right now our twin boys are 16 months old. His schedule is rough on all of us but really is the best job for him and his career.
I am looking for ideas, suggestions, and recommendations on how to handle this lifestyle as the boys get older. I need to find a good way to keep this from it being a crushing blow every time he has to leave and the boys wake up in the morning with Daddy gone for 3 weeks.
Update: Just to clarify. I am looking forward to the future and how to plan ahead for when the boys are older and have to go from playing with daddy all day everyday to not seeing him at all for 3 weeks.