For those of you out there who are full time single parents without an ex nearby to split regular custody, how do you date? My DS is 8 years old and I homeschool him. I am a freelance artist so my job schedule is all over the place. My GF of seven months works a lot of hours at a corporate type setting. She is AMAZING and tries so hard to be a loving supportive GF but sometime selfish needs come to surface and she finds herself mourning the fact that we aren't able to "date" the way she is used to dating. I can't hop a plane at the last minute for a quick trip to the mountains, I can't go to several concerts a month with her, I don't want to use up the time DS spends the night with his friends to go out with a bunch of friends and not have one on one time AND try to find EXTRA childcare for actual date nights. I stay with him until he falls asleep at night and often fall asleep with him. He's a super sensitive little being and needs that reassurance.
So, tell me your story...how DO you do it??