For the last few months my husband has been on swing shift which means he works from 3 pm (goes in at 2pm) until mid night (usually gets home around 2am). He was usually still asleep when she left for school and had already left for work by the time she got home from school. Their schedules were just not meshing. So the only times they saw each other was on the weekends. These two days a week the two could not be separated. They would go shopping together, run errands together and she was happy as a clam.
During the week when I was pulling single parent duty she never hesitated to let me know that I was not the favorite parent. When she didn't get her way "I want daddy" or when she was bored "So when is daddy gonna be home?"; yeah she is that blunt. Oh well, I don't mind. I am just glad that she has that bond with her dad. It is something special to see between a father and a daughter. I am also glad that he is off swing shifts as well.