I think my boy will witness the difference between his dad [...] coming home [...] and his dad running around all the time [...]
Depending on the age of the boy, this (slightly edited) snippet could be all he notices. "Dad used to play with me at night, now he's never home."
Did it. Love it. Has paid off significantly.
If I recall correctly, LiquidMercury doesn't have any kids. That's a huge factor in this equation, in my opinion.
Personally, I would not risk it, but I suppose if everyone did as I do, there wouldn't be *any* small businesses. Someone's gotta take such risks, although personally, I wonder if statistics would bear out any correlation between such entrepreneurs and broken/divorced families.