If you or DH/SO does the pick up, do you/they get dinner started, etc? We have an almost three year old and a 7 month old. I went back to work full-time in June. My DH does the pick-up. I do the drop-off. I get home from work about 45 minutes to an hour after him. Is it unreasonable to expect him to start dinner almost every night during the work week? I know it can be tough at the end of the day when everyone is cranky. But I feel like 9 times out of 10, he just can't seem to get it together. When I come home last night, I walked in the door and my DH and DS were just finishing up a skype session with my DH's dad. Of course, the minute I come in my DS starts immediately complaining that he wants a snack, etc. I had to get dinner started and because my DD has a cold, I had to drag the humidifer out and clean it to make sure it was ready for her bed time. I was irritated that they were on skype etc. while the "chores" went by the wayside. I was further annoyed by the skype thing because my in-laws only live an hour and fifteen minutes away. We see them once a month but complain it's not enough. Furthermore, they were invited to our house this past Sunday. My MIL came but my FIL didn't (for no apparent reason) thus the skype. If they want to skype on the weekends, fine but during the week it's too chaotic. Are my expectations are too high? Just looking for some perspective. Thanks!