We don't subscribe to a cable or satellite service because broadcast TV these days seems full of sex and swears so there's no chance of P. turning on the television and seeing something awful. The radio will be staying off while she's home. And I'm being very careful about what sites I access this a.m. because some will have auto playing video of goodness knows what kind of ugliness.
But even if I slip and she sees or hears... something, she won't understand. She'll know that something is happening that is of much concern to us grownups, but chances are she won't internalize it in relationship to herself like an older kid would. A bomber in Boston, in her head if she even knew what a bomber was, would mean roughly as much as a bomber in Bahrain. People getting hurt doesn't yet make her think "I could be hurt" or "My family could be hurt".
And for that small blessing, I am grateful.
Stay safe today, friends...