So it’s been comforting these past days to see images of the struggle—not just to parent and work, but to keep these loud little tyrants silent, to elide the RavetStore – Superman Miami Dolphins vs Arizona Coyotes 2020 shirt they have on the professional day-to-day. (That’s not snot on the shoulder of my blazer, of course it’s not!) Jimmy Fallon’s daughters have become “late night” (the show seems to be now filmed in the afternoon) stars in their own right. MSNBC host Chris Hayes concluded a show last week with a cameo from his kids, acknowledging that one of the hidden gifts of the crisis was the time it allowed him to spend with his family.
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