Wow, what a crazy month it has been!! I remember when the Boston Marathon bombing happened there was a Fred Rogers quote that went around the internet. I wasn't a mother yet, we weren't even trying to get pregnant yet, but I remembered it and thought what a great tool it would be when I had a little one to guide through tragedies.
Now I am a mother, and the world is no less crazy. Scary things are still happening. My friends in the LGBTQ and black communities are hurting. My child is still too little to understand what's going on. He may not even be aware that something is going on, although he understands a lot these days so I try not to underestimate him. I'm not yet ready to talk to him about these scary things, so instead I'm taking one from Mama Rogers and teaching him to "look for the helpers" in this world.