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.