Here's my response to the last question from Foxy Canidae. I did say that I was going to drag them out as much as possible...
"What is the hardest thing for you when it comes to TTWD and having kids?"
I would have to say the lack of private time. Our arrangement came into being after our first child, so our D/s has always existed within the constraints of parenthood.
The day-to-day parenting decisions are left to me, and while we always discuss our options, the big final decisions involving them are usually left up to me.
Having boys, I used to worry that the obvious overtones of dad getting the final say in damn near everything would make them into those terrible men who think that they get to do whatever they want because they're men.
The thing is...Mom runs a tight ship, and dad always backs mom up. They know that I'm the one they will have to convince if they want something--I'm the chore and extra cookie authority around here.
Interestingly enough, they have about as much disdain as I do for anyone who seems to consider themselves superior to anyone else, so I don't worry about that anymore.
I think I got sidetracked...
The hardest thing is simply time.
Time to play.
Time to express just that part of us.
Time to ignore reality and just...Be that.