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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)."
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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