But, I must choose between two of my children nonetheless.
The Saboteur has a game ( first school game of his career) at 4:15 at home and his older sis ( JV) has a game at 4:15 about 20 minutes away....
No-brainer. Home field always wins!! ( Unless it is county or state playoffs, then they trump)
In regard to friends and parties,
During the holidays we are often double or triple booked for parties ( we aren't THAT popular, just seems like everyone picks the same night!)
We use to try to attend all as we hated to say no ( when you're not THAT popular you can't afford to say no)
Invariably someone was always upset with us, for leaving early or coming late.
Eventually we decided that first invite wins.
Not always easy and I can't say there haven't been exceptions
Do you have to make these type decisions?
And how do your children or friends take it?