My wife and I have held it together through steely will and daily schedules composed with military precision and taped to the Official Trump Lost Biden Win Get Over It Presidential Race To White House 2020 Shirt also I will do this kitchen counter every morning at 7 a.m. And no, we are not shy with screen time. After a certain hour of the day, the kids are allowed to sit two inches from a big TV. Later in the evenings there is Love Island: Australia and knitting; there is Better Call Saul and gin. How are the kids coping? That’s what my relatives want to know. And they’re right to wonder. The emotional life of a child during a crisis like this is so hard to fathom. My son had a Zoom with his preschool class and the teacher asked them all to say how they were feeling. I listened attentively but they all basically said the same thing: Happy! They were happy. I smiled, profoundly relieved. William seems okay. He talks wistfully to me about when he will see his friends again; he burst into tears thinking of the stuffed animals left in our Brooklyn apartment; and he complained just this morning that mom and dad are working too much. But basically, he’s five. He plows ahead, searching for the next snack.