It is so frustrating!!! I'm laid up with torn ligaments in my knee. I slept downstairs because it hurts too much to climb the stairs. Tigger was up at 6am and downstairs with me. By 7:30am, all 3 children were with me. I supervised them getting breakfast, taking medications, and taking turns on Wii & Webkinz. I read them 3 chapters of the book we are reading over break. At 10am, husband walks downstairs and out the door to go get himself coffee and go to the hardware store. That took an hour. He then spent the next hour puttering around the garage. At noon, he came in and went up to our room for 5 hours to watch tv. He just came down in time to drive Piglet to practice (after telling her to have me feed her dinner because he wasn't going to) and despite both boys all but begging to go with he refused and said that if they were going I had to get up and drive them because he wasn't taking them. It is bad enough when outsiders hurt our children by not wanting to be with them. How do I protect them from their own father?