I know that some of you might be single parenting full or part time for one reason or another, and honestly, I have a TON of respect for you. By single parenting, I mean routinely being alone with the baby for several hours.
2 nights a week, I have to all of the evening duties (cook, eat with DS, clean, DS's bedtime ritual, clean pump parts, get the next day's bottles ready, get my stuff for the next day ready and finish the school work I couldn't get done before leaving in order to get DS before daycare closes - all of the basics) by myself. Those nights are incredibly stressful for me. I'm gone for a minimum of 11 hours a day, get up at 4:30 and therefore need to be in bed around 8:30 to make up for the 3 nursing sessions in the MOTN. I get home around 5/5:30 and have 3 hours to get everything done, with almost one whole hour being the bedtime ritual!
DH has an opportunity to aquire a 4th job, which would have him work every single evening. The evening duties would fall on me every.single.night. DH would still work all day/6 days a week, so it's not like he could pick up extra responsibilities during the day. I told him he's being selfish and that I need my sanity more than he needs the extra cash. (I realize in reality that he's not being selfish because he is giving up his own time to work more.) I know that a few of you work opposite shifts as your SO and make it work, some with multiple kids.
How on earth do you do it?