My wife has always liked a good film about a virus, in fact, she’s mad on disaster films in general so she’s seen this kind of thing play out on the big screen a few times. I asked her how they usually end and her response was “It always works out in the end….or Zombies happen!”….OK babe.
And So It Begins
Let’s set the scene. My wife is a lecturer at a college so she is working from home. My kids (two boys) are at home and very happy they are not having to go to school. I’m a wedding photographer with no weddings to photograph as they have been banned by Boris. My mother in law also lives with us and is over 70 and classed as high risk. That’s three adults and two hyper kids locked up in a house for god knows how long…What could go wrong 🙂
What Have We Done
Thank god for the good weather this week. We are lucky enough to have a nice garden for the kids to blow off some steam in. Alex is football mad at the moment so he’s spending most of his days kicking a ball about and screaming loudly when he scores. His goalkeeper is either me who used to kick ass as a keeper for Atherstone under 10’s or a garden chair…. The chair has saved more. Ethan has no interest in football (which pisses Alex off big time) and is glued to cartoons on TV. Disney Plus made its arrival during week 1 and this has been a welcomed addition to the house. I’m already planning a complete MCU binge and devouring all the special features Disney have included.
Homeschooling hasn’t really happened in week 1. There’s been the odd hour here and there, but nothing structured. This will change, but for now, I want the kids to enjoy themselves and forget about what’s happening outside our bubble.
We are leaving the house only for food and to drop supplies at my parents. My dad is poorly and over 70 and mum can’t drive, so we are doing what we can to get them through this whilst still adhering to the social distancing rules. Not being able to hug my mum and dad is killing me. It was also Dad’s birthday this week and it felt weird dropping a present off and watching him open it from their doorstep. Our FaceTime game is on point though and seeing the inside of my mum’s nostrils every day (she holds the iPad at such weird angles) is keeping me going.
Outside of Football, bad homeschooling and TV, we have tried to do some fun things. The kids have made art, written letters to people and we even squeezed in a BBQ. We busted out some retro gaming and played so much Sonic the Hedgehog that I can see and hear rings being collected when I close my eyes.
Here are some pictures of Isolation-Week 1