Here’s How Meghan King Edmonds’ Kids Are Doing While Social Distancing

Here’s How Meghan King Edmonds’ Kids Are Doing While Social Distancing

This is how you wrangle three kids under the age of 4, according to the RHOC alum.

Meghan King Edmonds Coronavirus Quarantine

Keeping three kids under the age of 4 occupied during self-quarantining might seem like an impossible task, but if anyone is up to the challenge, it's  Meghan King Edmonds.

The Real Housewives of Orange County alum shared what she's doing with her children, Aspen, 3, and twin sons, Hart and Hayes, both 1, during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Last week, she showed that while she and the kiddos are social distancing from the outside world, it doesn't mean they aren't all over each other, as kids are known to be. 

"We might be practicing 'social distancing' but I can promise you we are NOT practicing 'personal space,'" Meghan joked in her post.

She then shared how she's been explaining the change in lifestyle to her kids in another post. "COVID-19, in our household, is called “The Big Germ[.]” I told my kiddos how The Big Germ is invisible and it likes to hang out where there’s a lot of people so we have to distance ourselves from non-family members, schools, and anywhere there’s a large crowd and we have to wash our hands A LOT . When questions like 'why can’t I have a play date' or 'can I go to preschool' comes up, I tell them that right now, The Big Germ might be all over those places BUT I always say 'we can ____:' We CAN watch a movie here. We CAN play dress up inside. We CAN bake and pig out on dessert! I think it’s so important for parents to help their little ones understand what’s going on while also making it a family fun time, too (while also giving yourself grace and not beating yourself up over permitting too much screen time, snacks, etc)."

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Doing my best every day to stay positive and see the silver lining in all the chaos (more family time, a chance to reflect, an opportunity to read more or learn more, etc) but I think it’s obvious that we’re all trying to grapple with the unknown. The number one thing that I think ALWAYS helps during times like these is to come together- so my friends @taza, @lauraiz, and @laurenkaysims and I are coming together to talk about how each of us are approaching the conversation of COVID-19. For me, my kids are 3, 1, and 1 so I level with them. COVID-19, in our household, is called “The Big Germ” 🦠 I told my kiddos how The Big Germ is invisible and it likes to hang out where there’s a lot of people so we have to distance ourselves from non-family members, schools, and anywhere there’s a large crowd and we have to wash our hands A LOT 🧼 . When questions like “why can’t I have a play date” or “can I go to preschool” comes up, I tell them that right now, The Big Germ might be all over those places BUT I always say “we can ____:” We CAN watch a movie here. We CAN play dress up inside. We CAN bake and pig out on dessert! I think it’s so important for parents to help their little ones understand what’s going on while also making it a family fun time, too (while also giving yourself grace and not beating yourself up over permitting too much screen time, snacks, etc.) Your coronavirus conversations will vary depending on the age of your children so check out other advice & ideas from my friends @taza, @lauraiz, and @laurenkaysims’s pages and make sure to FOLLOW so you don’t miss a thing. I know for me, I can use all the help I can get right now! And remember, we are all trying our best and that’s all we can ask for 💕#momsquadcollab

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And according to Meghan, staying home with the kids hasn't been too hard — perhaps because they're naturals at it. "Honestly, this crew was made for social distancing. Getting real creative over here and making the most of our days," she wrote alongside a photo of the kids horsing around on a couch and blow-up mattress.

And besides, Meghan shared that the city in which she is staying, Los Angeles, is under "a 'safer-at-home' order NOT a 'lockdown' or 'shelter-in-place' order — meaning she is still free to take walks while maintaining at least six feet of distance from other people. "Goin’ on a little family stroll because the LA sun is out and fresh air is free," she wrote. 

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