Chris's schedule is all over the map, with him working early mornings, mid afternoons, nights and overnight shifts that range from eight to twelve hours long - sometimes within the same week. That can make it hard to enjoy regular family time together, but we make up for it by having "family cuddles" whenever we can... it might be first thing in the morning or the middle of the afternoon, but one of us (often Sophie) will ask "who wants a family cuddle?" and we'll stop what we're doing and all pile into bed for some snuggle time. Even the cats come running (can you see the ear in the lower part of the frame?) It works out especially well if Chris is heading to bed for an afternoon nap prior to working a night shift... we can enjoy our cuddle time together before wishing him sweet dreams and sneaking off so he can get some sleep.