Happy new year to you all. By the way, respect level increased 10 fold for you Huge, raising a child/children as a single parent. Bloody difficult enough at times with 2 parents that's for sure so hats off to you doing it yourself.All true. Imagine being a single parent as I was ! It's all a faded memory for me now but I faced hurdles like that and that's why I say, this too shall pass. It's certainly tough but most bosses will understand. I'd alternate with the wife for two days each and call on family to make the effort on the other day. Spread the load and not upset a boss too much, maybe start an hour early if possible as well, if that's an option for either.