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I am supposed to be starting school on Monday and thought I had everything ready to go when the school let me know they ran into a problem and wouldn't have any work-study available until well after school starts, so I am 5 hours short and thus do not qualify for Child Care Assistance so I have NO idea how I'm going to pay for daycare while I'm in classes. I'm about to throw up. I've been on the phone all day calling places to see if I could pick up one shift/week, because I could work a split on Fridays or maybe do a Saturday (which I'm not thrilled about because my time with my kids is going to be at a premium and more precious than ever now that we're all going to be so busy ALL the time...and further more, the only sitter I have for evenings and weekends is my dad - who hates babysitting, is not at all happy about the prospect, and refused to not smoke around my kids...all-in-all a miserable no-win situation...) and all I need is to pick up something for 5 hours/week to bump me up to the 20/week I need to qualify...but no one seems even REMOTELY interested in hiring someone for less than ten hours/week!!!! I have already spent over $1000 out of my own pocket to get myself into school and now I'm facing the prospect of not being able to go because there's no way in hell I can afford the cost of daycare!!! I got the kids to bed and have just been bawling off and on all night and my head hurts so bad and I have been eating almonds but they aren't touching this headache and now I feel like I'm going to throw up. Anybody have any advice??? I'm desperate!!!