Tonight is the last night that Dadda monkey has to work the night shift, at least for the next 3 months. When he goes to night shifts, it's always difficult on all of us. He has a hard time sleeping during the day because the kids are up. I have a harder time because he's not available to help me as much and he inevitably throws my schedule off somewhat. More importantly, the kids have a hard time because he's not visibly around as much.
Dadda monkey likes working nights sometimes because, on top of a little (I emphasize little) extra pay, he can get some school work done, and it's a more casual environment. He did admit today that he is looking forward to going back to daytime hours. Unfortunately, he'll get home tomorrow at 6:30 am and have to be up around one to run some errands with me. Dadda monkey does sacrifice some things for his family (namely sleep) and we love him for it. Welcome back to days, Dadda (your celebratory honey-do list is on the counter)!