Patty! I think it is more to do with drawing the line and setting our limits, accepting reality rather than your multi tasking abilities. I certainly wouldnt want to over commit myself and who in their right mind volunteers themselves for a life of stress,obligation, demands and hassle when it is not compulsory and there is no objective. It must require excellent multi tasking skills to raise a child and a dependant at that. The concept of 'quality of life' as opposed to 'slave' is just too important. Dedication is one thing but overstepping your limits has too many consequenes.
Clive!I have a hedgehog that has taken up territory sharing ours and the neighbours back garden. It was great having significantly less slug damage this year and no need for the awful sight of slug pellets. The greenist ive ever been i think.