Elephant in the room

Let's talk swine flu. 6,000 people in Mexico have it, with 100+ deaths. And the first US death, or a 23-month-old in Texas. And now Germany's reporting it.

Yesterday I missed the school bus and took my older one to school. There was a girl wearing a mask walking into the school.

This morning I asked my older son if he'd heard of it, and he said his teaching said it was "going around the school." I'm sure that's an exaggeration, but it may not be in another few weeks.

I think we all know the best precautions:
1. Wash your hands.
2. Take care of yourself (sleep/good foods/water/laughter/vitamins/exercise).
3. If you feel sick, go to the doctor.

Can we talk about how we talk about it to our kids? And if you want to express fears, go ahead.