How do you guys deal with that? I have a 4 years old boy and a wife, I try to give them all my time and my bass playing suffer a lot from that. It's a matter of priorities, they come first and bass come second. I don't play often with my band, maybe once a month and when I leave to go play with them more often then anything my bass is still in the gig bag! It's one reason why I sold my expensive basses, I can't justify owning a Sadowsky or an F and play it only once a month. I know a lot of people just stop playing for a few years and start again when their kids a grown, but I don't want to do that!! Any tips??