When you have sole charge of a 4 and 5 year old for three days while your wife flies out with the youngest to visit family, and you've given up alcohol for Lent, you might find yourself without recourse once everyone under four feet tall (at least of your own species) is safely in bed.
At times like that, it's helpful if you have Brahms' Symphony #4.
Not as inebriating as Scotch, but nearly as civilized and calming.
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