If the situation were reversed and he was the one facing work deadlines juggling multiple stakeholders, here is what I would do.
- Leave the house on time, prepare the boys for their daily routine so that he is at work by 830am
- In the evenings, ask if he needs to work or prepare for the next day . If he says yes, bring the boys out to the market or the mall.
- Plan each week's meals, shop for groceries and make the meals 'magically' appear on the table