From: Washington DC Metro Area
As someone who very unexpectedly became the single parent of a little boy(also now 8), I empathize with your situation. The only reason I have had time to game lately is that I lost my "situation", er, job. He needs you, and you have to do what is necessary for him.
From experience, however, I will tell you that after the initial shock has worn off, it is important to find at least a little time for yourself, or you will become an unhappy person. This will degrade your ability to be at your best for him, and will decrease the quality of life for you both. After some time, you will become better at managing your schedule. You can be happy too.
Best of luck and all happiness to you and your new charge.
Bolko, Completely agree. Best of Luck.
Markiss, Hopefully your work situation will improve and you will decide to come back and play. I have lost almost all of my games. Only won against Bolko due to his life change. I have yet to master the NE on either side that seems to be my downfall. I am going to MASTER the NE and start winning (I hope.)
Live Long and Prosper,
LTC Field Artillery
US Army Retired