My wife doesn't even question what I'm doing any time from mid-September through December. She's shocked if I 'take a day off' and equally NOT shocked when I take a seemingly random day off to hunt in November.
You really under estimated the ramifications of the boondoggle you have just perpetrated!
I'll be cutting it back a lot in a few years for awhile, so I'm hitting it hard now. My son is 3. As he gets a little older i'll be doing more small game hunting and less bow hunting for a bit to get him his roots and a good education. Our deer numbers are so low in this part of the state, I don't dare try to get him into archery hunting too young for fear he will lose interest.