Even though COVID-19 rips through the world, the 100s cul-de-sac remains a joyful haven. Children play 6 feet apart, and the adults stand around and chat.
In this photo, Charlie is turning seven. His family made cupcakes and everyone took turns going up to the table to get one.
All the Older Girls like to stand in a circle and gossip. We can’t be as close as usual to prevent the spread of the virus, but we can still chat and make strange faces at cameras just as well as usual.
In this photo, India made a very weird face, and Amy hammed it up as usual. Hannah smiled normally and Charlie snuck in to hug his sister.
Camouflage is a popular game among the cul-de-sac kids. It encourages social distancing and it keeps us amused for hours on end.
My favourite spot to hide is behind a bush. No one ever spots me there!
All the kids lined up for our weekly cul-de-sac-wide Talent Show. Each kid performs a song, dance, or skit either by themselves or in a group. A famous favourite is I Want It That Way as performed by Amy and India.
Neither Quinn nor Charlie looked very enthusiastic about the talent show, but Hannah sure was excited!
As it became darker, the kids stopped riding their bikes and stood in a circle to chat. Commonly discussed topics include the Nintendo game Splatoon, the show Supergirl, and of course the ongoing pandemic.
In this photo siblings stand together in groups 6 feet apart around the circle.