1. To my son.
"No, you may not call your sister 'Emperor Palpatine' when you get angry at her.
2. To my children.
"No, Mama is teasing you; we are not going to trade you to another family."
3. To my daughter.
"No, you may not change your name to 'Gerald.'
4. To my son.
"No, you may not eat a second cupcake before bedtime."
5. To my son at 4 am.
"No, I am not going to look for your other sword."
What a great word. Is there any more nimble, powerful, and all-purpose word in existence?
A VISUAL DEPICTION OF THE INTERNAL PRIORITIZATION PROCESS.
The difficulty we all face at some point when simultaneously trying to hold onto both a sword and a large pumpkin.