This is all over the news. CORONA VIRUS.
Every time I turn the TV on, I hear about more people dying.
More countries being devastated.
More businesses suffering.
Here she is, playing with her dollies.
In her own imaginary world.
Pretending she doesn’t hear.
And at night, tears start rolling.
She wants to go to school tomorrow.
She wants to see her friends and her teacher.
And she knows, she understands. That she won’t. For a while.
Today I am speaking as a mum of a little 5-year-old.
I have decided to slow down.
To adapt my diary.
To make space for her. Today more than ever.
I want her to remember this time.
Like an amazing adventure.
Not like a sad one.