I'm a single mother. My kids are sick I stay home. They never see there "father" (he left us yrs ago). I have no to pick up my kids if they are sick. I work, I have a great job. make great money (sadly not enough, i still need assistance). My kids are all in school. So if I get offered to work an extra shift. I try and take it, the only down fall is that, the school system we belong to is walking school district. The sitter that they go to is in the same town only way to far for them to be walking by them selves. I'm currently working on a rough draft to the school system to at least have some transportaion for those who get extra hours, who don't have anyone else, or for an emergancy, to transport them to or from school. I always end up pulling them out of school about 90 mins early, so that I can take them to the sitter so that I can work. I feel horriable when I it, When I call and tell the school that I'll pick them up. they ask why. I tell them oh I got a chance to pick a shift at work, and my kids aren't allowed (8, 10, 11(SN))to walk the three miles across town to daycare. they say ok. Does anyone else have to do this? Do you feel bad? To you try to get them to make an exception?