But don’t think that our day is so structured that we don’t enjoy each other. If you think that, then you are missing my point. Being with my kids this much allows me to share myself with them better than I would if we were separated 9 or 10 hours a day. Physically being with each other naturally provides those opportunities to talk about uncomfortable subjects or create a wealth of common memories. While others have a tight bond with their kids despite the daily separation, I know that homeschooling lowers my handicap because I finally have a clue what to do with my 5 kids.