At my job the biggest drama queens are the single mothers. " I can't I have kids, I am a single mom, its soooooo haaaaaard you don't understand" Just a simple yes or no will do when I ask you to stay late or come in early and you can't. And no, I will not delay the meeting because you had to call your "kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiids daycare" No, you do not get first choice for summer vacation times. It goes by ranking for seniority and performance. And if you tell another associate who does not have kids that they "have to switch" weeks with because you have kids and they don't, I will write you up for harassment/hostile work environment. One last thing- stop hounding everyone to buy your kids fundraiser stuff. Hopefully we will get a break from that over the summer.