This is one of those stories that implies, at least for a moment, that God may be compared to somebody's mama. Moses says (with some editorial italics here), "Did I conceive all this people? Did I give birth to them, that you should say to me, 'Carry them in your bosom, as a nurse carries a sucking child,' to the land that you promised on oath to their ancestors?" (Num. 11:12). I imagine Moses saying, "Look, these are your babies, God! You feed them and carry them all the way to the promised land if you want them there! As for me, I would be better off DEAD!" Ok, so it's been a long day at work for our pal, Moses. Or—maybe better—he's just been left home alone with the kids too long.