The Writer

Writing with kids, part IV: Pandemic edition

Mid-April, five weeks in. Or is it six? Who knows anymore?

The rules thus far have been simple. Stay home. Wash your hands. Listen to scientists and the politicians who don’t use their platforms to zing the press or tout anecdotal evidence as hope.

Everything else is impossible.

We are in quarantine with a 3-year-old. My wife and I have absorbed the role daycare played while completing full-time jobs. In half-days. At home. The days resemble coffee grounds spilled on a kitchen floor. For parents, everything is everywhere every day.

The goal of the

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