Go ahead: shove it off your shoulders. Refuse to carry anything that isn’t yours to carry. Put down the irritation, put down the impatience, put down the hurriedness. Let other people carry their own load. You have your own load to carry and to be responsible for. It doesn’t matter what is going on around you. Caring for kids will necessarily mean that there will always be a swarm of activity around you, a constant flow of demands and do-nows. Find the delicate balance of doing what needs to be done without letting it derail you or unhinge you. Stay centered and focused, always anchored in calmness and a relaxed demeanor.