Fact one; parenting is stressful. Fact two; being a single parent is another level of stress entirely. Fact three; being a parent drives you to drink.
We all know that the time between 5pm and 7pm every day is effectively the witching hour. It’s the two hour window of tea time, bath time, story time and bed. Mother’s everywhere watch the clock like a hawk. Sanity is hanging on by a thread and as soon as lights are out and the toys are tidied away you breathe a long sigh and reach for the fridge for your reward, a long cool drink.