SPOT THE BEAR!
You know the game, right?
It is being played nowadays all around the world giving a little solace to children who are stuck at home during the Corona lockdown.
The rules are simple: first you go and find some stuffed bears at home, put them in the window on a visible spot, and so when you go for a walk with your children (and other parents with theirs) it makes children happy when they try to spot as many bears as they can.
Such a nice & warm initiative!
Although my children do not show any particular interest in the above activity, my husband seems to be realising rather good progress, as by the end of the 3rd week he was not only able to make a difference with zebras, but sometimes also bunnies, too.
Our daughter (14) is doing her homework for school – they learn about the human body.
‘Papa, is the Adam’s apple actually good for anything, or is it only for the show?’
Me: ‘I see, Sweety, that you’re up to something – what are the plans for today?’
Walter (10): ‘I know you both need to work, so I will play carnival, you see I put pyjama on back to front, and will build a nest below your table. Will not disturb: I’ve brought some books and toys, but I need to return for a 2nd transport.’
I always do the dishes like this – people should have style for God’s sake..
Stay home – read a book – in the garden hammock
New challenges in life are always opportunities – never threats.
Quarantine lunch – only a little steak served in the bath – life gets harder.
Yesterday my husband receives a call: the deputy principal of the school informs him that our daughter (14) regularly ignores her homework of one of the school subjects in Google classroom!
My husband suggests the Deputy Principal should clarify it directly with our daughter, so he gives the phone to her.
Deputy Principal: ‘Good morning Noëmi, I am the Deputy Principal from the school and I received the information from your Latin teacher that you totally ignore your homework given on Google classroom on this subject!’
Our daughter: ‘Yes, and I have a good reason to do so.’
Deputy Principal: ‘Ohhyeeees? And what is it if I may ask?’
Our daughter: ‘I do not learn Latin. I belong to the “natural sciences” part of the class. So it must be an administration mistake – could you please indicate it to the Latin teacher, asking her to remove my name from her list?’
Deputy Principal: ‘Oh….. I see…. of course I will align it with her… sorry…. And, anyway, how are you these days?’
Our daughter: ‘Very fine. All homework I receive from all teachers I always get ready with already on the first day. The rest of the week I keep myself busy with studying other things or relaxing. And how are you yourself?’
2 tons of forged toilette paper found at border control smuggled inside drugs cargo.
When my husband makes a song hit (disco version) from the names of his business partners – well, then I know that he has been homeofficing with the children around for slightly longer than he would naturally wish for.
My 10-yr-old son this morning:
‘Are you at home, mama, today? Hurrraay, it’s weekeeeend!!’
Me: ‘Yes, home, Walter, but you know, it’s Monday, not weekend, so I will work today..’
He: ‘Sure, I know, but you work every weekend, so hurraaay, it’s weekeeeend!!’
Mid-term effect of the Corona crisis: an increasing number of suntanned unemployed people.
The picture is for illustration purpose only.
Message from a Hungarian friend:
‘And – what are your plans for the weekend? You go from the kitchen to the living room..?’
My husband: ‘Voila, I have brought you some breakfast. Lili got the same, only with less soy sauce.’
..And so this is how I learnt that during Corona lockdown my biggest competitor in the food chain is our mini water-turtle.
Corona lock-down Compliment Of The Day:
‘You are the ideal home office partner. You don’t take much room and you have a very good smell – which combination doesn’t necessarily apply to all colleagues.’
‘Urgently looking for a secondhand indoor bike for sale.
I need it to get to work.’
Live broadcast from the – practically meant – quarantine in Belgium:
1st day when children are studying (and me working) from home.
Everything is very silent – except for the news sites – which are nearly exploding.
Walter (10): ‘Mama, mama, look, a rainbow!!!’
Some things just remain unchanged.