Bits and Pieces (Being Positive Amid a Pandemic)

There’s a feeling of stillness and silence in the air. It’s easy for that stillness and silence to be replaced with fear and panic, but I don’t want that to be the memory that I, or my family, have about this very strange, unprecedented time.

My kids are young; Amelia won’t remember any of this, and Ez will probably only remember bits and pieces, but I don’t want those bits and pieces to be filled with that fear and panic.

I want those bits and pieces to be memories of Mom and Dad slowing down, building forts and watching movies and playing Candyland together. Of baking and playing outside and flying kites. Sliding down slides and swinging on swings in the backyard.

I want those bits and pieces to be what Ez talks about when he’s older. I want “Remember that time?” instead of  “I remember being so scared.”

Because while right now is so unprecedented, it’s still so very important to remember the little ones who don’t really quite understand what’s happening, and the future is still coming.


  1. Danielle says:

    This is so important to keep in mind. It really is all about perspective. I hope my children all the little adventures we got to go on and how we made the best out of a bad situation.

  2. Jen says:

    I definitely have to keep reminding myself that this too shall pass! I have thought often about how we will look back on this time.

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