Get to know another parent who is coming your way! I've done this on a long term basis for a couple of people - I was going to fetch my dd from cubs anyway, and it was absolutely no problem for another child to hop into the car and be dropped of two minutes further away. It meant her Mum could get the younger sibling tucked up in bed and not have to drag him out to fetch his sister an hour or two after bedtime each week. No skin off my nose, and, I generally find, what comes around, goes around. She probably won't ever be able to help me out in the same way, but when her younger one is at cubs (or wherever) she might be able to do it for someone else. IME, in RL (I know there are some strange folk on MN ), but in real life, most parents understnad, and are more than happy to help each other out where they can.