My dad left the country when my brother and I were just kids, and a lot of people gave him a lot of shit for that. Personally I think he made the right decision. Kid's will ruin your life! Britain will make you stupid, so having kids in Britain is just another way of ruining your stupid life.
Lemme just clarify, it isn't the educational system which is responsible for our mass retardation, (despite being made to sing songs to a space monster from birth) but our nanny state in general. An over bearing presence forcing you to believe false information. ... A bit like most dads.
My point is, leave your family for roughly 6-11 years, get happy, and then come back with some good stories, and your kids will thank you for it. Better that than the fat red potato dad who worships football and screams his block off because he found weed in your sock drawer.
Happy Fathers Day.