The tears can be shed by any given party.
  1. Cleaning the house when there's a 2 year old awake and running around
  2. Putting a 2 year old down for a nap at 4 PM
  3. Letting said 2 year old skip the nap completely so you can get more done
  4. Asking your 2 year old to share a pack of fruit snacks with an older sibling
  5. Cooking a [well-balanced] dinner you know your hungry kids don't particularly like
  6. Letting my 2 year old do her advent calendar with chocolate presents inside when she really needed to just go to bed.
    Suggested by @stephaniehail