Hi Annie. My dh didn't get it at first, either. I'm a full-time student (rare in my school), I teach my children myself, and my dh works away from home 4+ days at a stretch (as in gone 24 hours for 4+ days). Pre-req's were no sweat: A&P I & II, Micro, Alg and Eng all at once, no problem. But my first semester (quarter, really) of nursing classes? That's another story, LOL!
About 3 weeks into it, he was moping and whining that I wasn't giving him enough attention. I tried to explain, but he didn't get it. So, I sat down, and drew out a grid, and filled in what hours I was in class each day. Then on another page, I listed all the assignments (quizes, tests, papers, projects, skills demo's, etc.) I had due on what dates. I asked him to help me figure out how to schedule my study and work time, and fit in teaching the kids, and cleaning the house, and take into consideration I was doing it alone on days he was at work. He just kind of stared at it all for a while, totally dazed, eyes glazed over, look up at me, shrugged and said "I guess I'll see you again next summer, huh?" And he finally got it. He started helping out *way* more around the house, took over some of the teaching, and was way more understanding about things not getting done. He gave me more support, was more patient, and helped me make it through this far.
Right now we're enjoying my longest stretch off so far (4 weeks) and only have 2 semesters to go (and I'll have all of next summer off). It's the first break I haven't crammed full with a 3-week mini-course. But we're doing it this way so I can get *done* already and not spend 5 years getting an ADN, kwim? And he's so behind me now. He's only twice since then gotten upset about my lack of attention to him, and all I had to say was "Well, let's look at my schedule, and see where we can fit it in. While we're at it, I could use help figuring out when I can sleep, eat, and brush my teeth twice a day, too!" LOL! That's all it takes.