So how does my family survive my writing? Well, when the kids were little, they could care less about "Mommy Alone" time. I had to squeeze it in during naps or late at night after they went to bed. Being a girl who needs ten hours of sleep at night, I only did late night writing on summer vacation. It's actually getting easier as the kids get older, mainly because they don't want "Mommy Time". They want me to ignore them so they can binge watch tv, or spend eight hours on PlayStation, or send 4,597 Snapchats to their friends in one afternoon. With Mom preoccupied with her writing, the kids aren't being nagged at to do chores or to turn off the Internet (because she needs Internet too!).
It's a nice compromise we have going. We're all surviving quite well. And the husband? Well, he knows how busy I am carting the kids here and there while he's at work, so when I tell him I have a deadline or need to escape to write, he's pretty chill about it. The only thing getting in my way is the day job