My husband has never been terribly involved in our kids lives. He comes home from work, hugs them and then tells them to go play while he talks to mommy. He won't let them come out of their rooms/play room until dinner is ready (usually an hour or so later). At dinner he expects them to sit quietly and eat their food and only speak if it's an emergency. Then he tells them to go get ready for bed and to call me when they're ready to be tucked in. He doesn't see them again until after work the next day. On the weekends, he makes them go outside or stay in their rooms because they're interrupting grown up time. If I want to do something as a family he acts extremely irritated and basically tells me "this better not take all day" even if we have nowhere else to be. He's constantly annoyed with them for just acting like normal kids. They want so badly for daddy to spend quality time with them, but he refuses. He always has an excuse as to why he "can't right now". I'm just so sick of this. They need him to show them that he loves them, but he doesn't make time for them...ever. Just fyi this isn't something I consider divorce worthy. I just want to know what you would do to encourage him to spend time with them.