So, the Pfizer vaccine has been approved for children 12-15. With full transparency, my oldest Torch, told her grandmother that she wants the vaccine because, “I don’t want to die.” She has seen her mother work through a global pandemic for the last 13-14 months. There were nights were she was in my bed crying because she thought I would die. Torches, I want you to undestand three things:
1.) COVID-19 is real.
2,)Vaccinations are not cures. They are protective.
3.) Our children are more aware of what we go through than we think.
Let this conversation with my youngest Torch be your reminder to check in with yours. Ask them how they are, what they need, and how you can support them. Our Torches and mini-Torches need us to be strong, yes. They also need to know that we see them.