If there was ever a time humankind needed laughter, it is now, during this pandemic. Every day, on the news, we hear about new cases, deaths, our fight to flatten the curve and the search for a vaccine. The world is a grim place. But we cannot live our lives with only grim thoughts and grim faces.
Our children all know something is wrong. The older ones know exactly what is going on in the world, but for younger children, it’s all a bit much. They understand there is sickness; they know they are staying home. They know they can’t see friends and relatives.
But, as I said, we cannot live our lives with only grim thoughts and grim faces. We need some lightness, fun and laughter to help us get through this difficult time. Our children need to see us happy, laughing and joking with them. We are not being insensitive to current events, but grim thoughts and fear cannot invade every aspect of our lives.
So don’t feel bad – share a joke or two with your family.