Suggested Activies During The COVID-19 Quarantine
I had some free time on my hands the other day (ahem) so I decided to share a day in our home since the Stay In Place Order was executed. (Pun intended). 99% of the events are true but embellished to make you all smile for a little while! Enjoy!
Hi Guys! Anyone still out there? I am officially on Day 33 of the great “stay in your own cave law of 2020.”
I have been so bored that I have been asking myself some serious questions this week.
Like, what do the squirrels think about when there are no people around the neighborhood?
And why won’t my daughter-in-law buy meat even though she doesn’t eat it?
Why can’t I watch TV when the Young One is in home school? And why is Criminal Minds now banned at my house? Was it so no one gets any ideas?
Did you know there are 2,772 Cheerios in the small box? Who knew!
Or, why don’t Gluten Free cookies bind together instead of leaving crumbles all over the counter? I was going to add another egg but we had run out.
Speaking of which I got the greatest laugh today. The Young One and I were making cookies. We like to ask each other questions about the recipe and why we follow different techniques for one and not another.
Well, as she was spacing the dough on the cookie sheet I noticed she was only making 2 rows instead of three. When I asked her why, she said the cookies were social distancing.
We have started repurposing old games that we can play at home.
When we made the cookies we all were allowed to eat 2. I always sneak more but not this time. My daughter-in-law hid them. It took me a whole day to find them. They were behind a can of peas in the pantry. (I hate peas.)
The Young One and I thought of a great game to play at dinner. Tic Tac Toe using my peas and her cauliflower. (I seriously hate peas.) It was loser must eat all. I lost. But somehow those crafty peas made it inside the open part of the metal leg of the table.
Then we played a song game. If you couldn’t name the song you lost a roll of toilet paper. The Young One won. So I suggested we go for double or nothing but she ran away with her prize cackling like a maniac.
My husband and I also found some fun things to do. He would talk to me without using his voice trying to make me think my hearing aid batteries gave out.
But I got him back. When he was getting clothes out of the dryer I stood behind him and started talking. He said, “what did you say? I had my head in the dryer.” I always wondered about that. He says that a lot. So why does he have his head in the dryer so much? What is he looking for? The lost sock that I stole and hid in my underwear drawer? Next time I am putting that one back and removing a different one! Mwahahaha!
And true to form things are breaking. When the vacuum motor started smoking for the third time we decided it was time to order a vacuum from their website. Looks like I won’t be getting out of cleaning any time soon.
The handle for the kitchen faucet finally broke beyond repair. For the last month we had been able to spin the handle in a 360 degree circle like the head of Reagan from The Exorcist. And now when you turned it on it shot water across the room. So we had to call a plumber we have known for years to replace it.
He didn’t appreciate it when we asked him to strip down on the porch and get sprayed with lysol. (That part is humor). He recommended getting a new faucet would be cheaper. So we went for it. We opted for the model with the side sprayer. The Young One never had one like this before. She thought it would be fun to play water wars. It didn’t last long though when her mom informed her that she would be mopping up the water and doing the load of towels.
The picture above is what The Young One chose for her activity homeschool lesson. She wanted to leave a message for anyone out walking or just driving by. She showed us later what she wrote.
“We got this! We can beat this! Stay safe and healthy! Even though we may get mad stay positive! We over rule Covid19!! Love, the residents at xxxxx”
I am so proud of her!
On a final note I thought of a great game to play with you online. I will provide some blog logos. You will need to tell me which belongs to what blog. You will have 3 minutes. For every one you miss you have to send me some chicken or turkey. Eggs and toilet paper are ok too. Just no peas please! Who wants to play? Anyone? Let me know in the comments.
So how are you spending your free time?? Any new games in your life?