I've been wanting to be home when Eli gets off the bus this year so I finally just asked if I could cut back my hours at work to make that possible. Our CEO said they would work with me.
No one in our whole company is less than full time or works a flexible schedule, so it would have to be a business decision the company would have to make to decide if they were willing to do or not.
Then I met with him and HR. They actually had some other alternatives that would help me keep most of my hours but work with my schedule.
Starting when school starts, I'll work from 7:30 to about 3:45 (a 45 min lunch so I have time to pick Noah up from school and drop him off at the sitters). That way I get the little boys picked up and back home for when Eli gets home from school. I can be home to help with homework, ask about his day, have snack, and make dinner. I'm really hoping this is the best of all worlds. I'm only cutting out half an hour of work each day so my salary is almost the same, but the extra time I get with my boys in the late afternoon: Priceless!