With each child comes hundreds of preoccupations and worries that will steal their attention and ability to spend as much time with you as you or they might like.
Where you may be wanting two or three nights a week, they may at best be able to give you one.
Even though I modeled it for jokes above, I resisted the urge to actually don and sport it around. Every situation is different, but my boyfriend is still on amicable terms with his child's mother, who also lives near us.
Matters are so peachy that she even shared me on a Google Calendar she, her boyfriend, and my boyfriend share re: who has chief parenting duties when (it's half-and-half, really).
I've dated ("dated") divorced dudes before, which might be a little similar, but this relationship marks my first with a parent.