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Surviving Isolation. Week 3 – Crimbo Limbo

Well this is weird, isn’t it?! It’s the Easter Holidays, the school holidays, it’s supposed to be the first camping trip of the season. Yet it feels like that endless passage of time between Christmas and New Year where you know you should be making the most of it, that things will soon be back to normal and you’ll miss these days, but you just really can’t be bothered to. The only difference this time round is it’s a teeny bit warmer.

As soon as the kids realised it was technically the school holidays they immediately downed tools  and switched the line of questioning from why do I have to do {insert learning activity of choice} it’s so boring, to I’m bored what can I do. It’s been the hardest week so far in terms of working from home with kids that don’t want to. So (as the memes suggest, “let them be bored, they’ll soon find something to do”) left to their own devices they melted 3 tonnes of marshmallows in the smallest pan we own and poured in a packet of Aldi’s version of honey nut cornflakes “to see what would happen”. Other activities included making cute cardboard Easter eggs to fill the remaining window space, and spilling paint on the only square inch of patio not covered by a tarpaulin big enough to wrap a super yacht, and upgrading the WhatsApp charades to a Zoom game of true or false.

Another highlight this week was refusal by the youngest to ‘clap for the carers’ “unless they’re coming down our street, because they didn’t last time.” Needless to say there was no awkward procession of doctors and nurses wrapped in homemade crepe paper costumes travelling on 5mph floats round our cul-de-sac, therefore no appreciative clapping from said 5 year old.

I have taken a step, albeit a very small one, back towards the exercise regime though and muddled through not one but two self-led circuits sessions this week – probably the grand equivalent of 15 minutes of a real session, but I’m still counting it – it was enough to get my ankles sweating at least so I’m taking that as well! I’ve also spent a good proportion of my waking hours trying to clean burnt marshmallows and cornflakes off a pan.

So as I sit here reflecting on maybe the oddest week of isolation so far, eating my breakfast of Reeses Pieces and crème eggs (which the Easter Bunny must’ve left by accident as surely he KNOWS the Apexgray children don’t like them!) I can’t help but think – isn’t cobweb a strange word?!?! Cob. Web.

 

Happy Easter everyone, only the second day of the year eating chocolate for breakfast is acceptable. For adults.

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