If your kids are coming home soon, make sure you have live news media shut off so they can't accidentally see anything about the explosions at the Boston Marathon. Go drink some water and breathe deeply and compose yourself. Once we know what actually happened there will be plenty of time to tell your kids if you decide to.
If you're feeling any 9/11 ptsd, you're not alone. I'm a little shaky right now. I'm going to drink some water and get ready for the kids to get here from school.
Remember the helpers.
Reach out if you need to.