My friend's partner works all the hours on earth and is very lovely but when he worked from home this week and saw my mate trying to make a work related phone call (she's self employed) whilst the toddler refused to leave her alone and had hysterics for 5 minutes he realised that you just CAN'T get things done with small children (well, not reliably). If they also won't behave because of inconsistent boundaries it's just impossible. He said it had totally changed his viewpoint. Rant away! That's what internet forums were born for ....!