When Im in the store w ds4 and dd3 I make them stay in the cart, our grocery store offers free balloons at the flower section and a cookie at the bakery.
I try to minimize the trips I have to make.
When it comes to the kids and daddy, we have cell phones and send pix all the time. Depending on your dhs work hours, we call daddy whenever we can. I also talk to the kids about daddy and his job and where he is at during that time.
As for the no sex thing..............toys, showers, and phone w dh.
the parts where daddy is the constant is going to be the roughest for them.
or............maybe daddy could be on speaker and read the stories?? the kids could even brag about that.
Lucky you about him being a chef!!