Sometimes I wonder if the hellmouth is really just any place where more than one child screams and whines at the same time. The path leading to insanity begins out of the mouth of two screaming children, both demanding your attention at the same time, but both need different things you can’t provide while you hold them both.
So then you must put one down. Who do you disappoint first? But I don’t really care about their disappointment. No, they must learn how to deal with it. It also means you must listen to their nails-to-the-chalkboard screaming while they learn to cope.
It’s exhausting. And it’s trying. And often I fail. It sucks to fail. But I am human and sometimes I just need a break. Yet my kids think otherwise and they get to deal with the consequence of that.
And life goes on!