AOL: How do you balance going on tour with your family?
Taylor: Part of what we do is you know, being on the road, is the norm. This summer, we'll actually have family out for a lot of it. We pretty much have at least a bus of extra family members lined up.
Isaac: Our 62-million children.
Taylor: My son, who's the oldest of the cousins, is seven, [and he] periodically just says, "Hey, when are we getting on the bus?" That's become the norm for him. But there's no question that it's a strenuous lifestyle. At least we're not going off to war. We talk about that a lot, that we're going off and we travel and might even be gone for weeks and weeks at a time. But at least we're off playing shows and so there's that sense of "OK, they may be strung out, but at [our] wives and kids know that everything's OK and we'll be back eventually."
Isaac: Having wives and having kids and doing the job that we do, is not an easy one. There's a reason why a lot of musicians don't keep it together with relationships and kids or don't have them at all. It's tricky, but we lucked out and we have wives that are very supportive and very strong women. [They] understand that we care about them and that when we have the time, we're there with them 100 percent and we're glad that they're with us.
Taylor: That's the short answer. The reason why it works with wives and kids is the fact that we all married amazing women.
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