Hubby and I do all these and still get the Maths done 🙂 as Maths rocks in our household. I love my colleague’s story about his two cats. One cat is mature and ‘worldly’ and only does her ‘conditioned’ stuff . stalk and catch an insect, prowl and pounce etc. The other cat is a kitten = one that will do anything and everything with such great enthusiasm and most often then not misses out on catching the insect or ‘kill’. the mature cat would not even try catching a fly as it has been conditioned that it can’t do it. The kitten who has no preconceived idea on what to try and what not to try, gives it a full effort and lo and behold — GETS THE FLY. I want the kitten in my child to be nurtured for as long as possible.