Some people seem to think that just because I don't have a "job," that I sit at home on my butt all day long, therefore making me free to help with out with whatever, whenever. Sorry, not the way it works.
While I may not have a 9 to 5 type job, I DO have a job. My job is one of the most important in the world, IMO. It is called being a parent! My kids don't get themselves up and ready for school in the mornings on their own. My kids don't drive themselves to school or home from school, nor do they drive themselves to doctor appointments and such. The house doesn't clean itself, and the groceries don't magically appear in my kitchen.
Just because I don't work outside of my home, doesn't mean I am free to help you out at the drop of a dime. I do make plans, I do things outside of my home. I will NOT drop everything to help you out, unless it is an emergency! No, I will NOT pick my child up late/early from school when you need a ride to work just so you get there on time. You want a ride from me, YOU will either get there early or late. If your work is approx. 26 miles away from my child's schoo, use a brain...there is no way I can have you there on time and still pick up my child on time 15 minutes later! NO, I will not miss my child's class party that I committed to a couple weeks ago just because you decide to call me the night before wanting my help at the same time as the party.