OT a bit...where were you 9/11? And do your kids ask about it?
What are your memories of 911 and the days after? Do your kids ask about it at all? Do they even know much about it?
My SDs are teens now but were toddlers at the time. They have virtually zero memory. For them, it's just something they've read about in school a little bit. Yet their entire lives, we've essentially been at war as a result. That seems NORMAL to them. It's crazy. I was born after Vietnam. So until the first Gulf War, there was never anything "big" that directly affected us here in the US. I remember lots of hijackings in the 80's, embassy bombings, etc. But then there was the first Gulf War and we were essentially in and out. Gave us a real sense of being so militarily superior that when Afghanistan and Iraq came on the scene, I couldn't have predicted we'd still be there...so many years later.