A Day in the Life

A Photoblog by Joel


March 19, 2021

Well, a year after all this Coronamadness began it finally got us at our house. Alicia came home from work a week ago feeling groggy, and then proceeded to spend the weekend in bed with aches and pains. On Monday morning I took her to a COVID testing spot to be rapid-tested and 30 minutes later she was positive. Time to stay home!

That same afternoon I was changing a poopy diaper on Emily and discovered I didn’t smell any poop. I ignored logic and hefted up the poop filled diaper and put my nose an inch from it – nothing. An hour later I had my positive result and here we are both suffering from the COVID-19. However, a week in to this and my only symptom is slightly diminished smell – it’s not entirely gone. I’m not complaining.

It’s been a rather uneventful week of isolation. The kids have been home the whole time and have had their fair share of screen time in different mediums – TV shows, a little Netflix, some YouTube, playing on the Switch and the iPads… whatever they can do to stay somewhat entertained while Alicia and I try our best to parent from a distance. We have 3 cameras in the house to keep an eye on them and sometimes we catch funny moments.

Four legs sticking up in the air from Emmett and Elle as they lay upside down on the couch.

I’ve managed to get some work in, some car maintenance in, some outside time, a few walks and and managed to keep the kitchen pretty clean. I actually am really enjoying an escape from the norm. If I could figure out how to get in a few more hours of work every day I’d honestly love it if this was my regular routine. That, and adding in some better structure around the day for the kids – a good mix of learning, quiet time, play time, and screen time. I’d like to say that after the kids go to bed I can get a few hours of work in but being honest bedtime has been *very* late this week and I’m not far behind them.

The weather has been nice and cooperative thankfully. Being stuck at home is made a lot easier when you can spend some time outside in the sunshine and playing in the dirt.

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