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Busy Philipps nearly left her husband Marc Silverstein because she felt he was not pulling his weight parenting their daughters Birdie, 11, and Cricket, six.

The 40-year-old Cougar Town actress told Eve Rodsky of Harper's Bazaar: 'My thinking was that if I leave, at least then maybe I’d get two days off a week.'

Marc averted the divorce by agreeing to 'be the one to stay home with the kids,' and according to Busy they wound up 'creating our own system.'

Proud mom: Busy Philipps nearly left her husband Marc Silverstein because she felt he was not pulling his weight parenting their daughters Birdie, 11, and Cricket, six

Proud mom: Busy Philipps nearly left her husband Marc Silverstein because she felt he was not pulling his weight parenting their daughters Birdie, 11, and Cricket, six

When she floated divorce: 'Marc was like: "I’ll do anything." And I was like: "Okay, then do everything. Because I have done it all, all by myself, and I’m done, dude."'

The Freaks And Geeks alumna said of her husband: 'And he made the call: He should be the one to stay home with the kids.'

She shared: 'I was fully out the door. I wasn’t expecting anything from him, but what we ended up doing was creating our own system.'

In this 'system,' arranging Birdie and Cricket's meals became Marc's responsibility, as did getting them to school in the morning and to bed at night.

Forthright: The 40-year-old Cougar Town actress told Eve Rodsky (right) of Harper's Bazaar: 'My thinking was that if I leave, at least then maybe I’d get two days off a week'

Forthright: The 40-year-old Cougar Town actress told Eve Rodsky (right) of Harper's Bazaar: 'My thinking was that if I leave, at least then maybe I’d get two days off a week'

'He now loves his mornings with the girls. He’ll make my Bulletproof coffee and bring it into the bedroom while I’m still sleeping, and then leave to take the kids to school.'

Busy went on: 'He has conversations with them that I’m jealous of. The closeness he now has with these girls, it’s really special.'

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