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My husband recently started a new job in which the commute for him is 1.5 hours (on a good day) - 2.5 (if there is traffic congestion) and on top of that, he is manager so he works late regardless. He has not been getting home in the evenings until after the kids original bedtime. I have been allowing them to stay up an extra hour so that they can see their dad and spend time with him on weeknights - only now they are so difficult to wake in the mornings! I find myself wondering: "What is more important for the kids: spending time in the evenings with their father, or getting the original extra hour of sleep?"