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33 Funny Comics That Perfectly Capture What It’s Like To Be Stuck In Quarantine With Your Family

Published 2 months ago

Being stuck in quarantine for a long time can really test the limits of your relationship with your family. And California-based cartoonist Adrienne Hedger got to experience it first hand. Like many other Californians, she has been stuck at home with her husband and two daughters and decided to illustrate what it’s like being quarantined with your family in funny comics.

In an interview with Bored Panda, the artist said that one of the biggest changes since the quarantine was that they got to see their 16-year-old more. “She got her driver’s license last summer, and after that she was always out and about. We would worry about her, hoping she was driving safely and we would check in to see where she was,” said Adrienne. “Now we don’t have to wonder where she is. She’s right next to us on the couch, wearing the same pajamas she wore yesterday.”

Another big change for Adrienne and her family was the way they perceive time. “We’ve lost all sense of what day it is, and even what time it is. It will routinely be late afternoon and the kids will think it’s like 11am,” said the artist. “There’s a cartoon where Claire says she has an assignment due April 13, but she doesn’t even know when that is.” Adrienne also joked that the family is eating more leftovers.

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“Things were especially weird and difficult right after everything was canceled and the self-isolation began. One morning, early on in the self-isolation, Kate just sat on her bed for hours, drinking a vitamin C beverage and staring into space,” said Adrienne. “Another time, I came upon Claire, sitting in the kitchen by the oven. She was staring at a drawer, waiting for the oven to heat up. Later, I sat on the couch for a long time, just petting the dog and asking him, ‘What’s happening?’ No one was quite sure what to do.”

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“Jack is busy working, but I’m noticing that the kids and I are starting to lose the will to be productive. When self-isolation first started, the kids were exercising every day, painting and just being active in general. Now, they’re mostly lying around,” said the artist. “The other day, they made cupcakes and they told me, ‘We whisked the batter, and that counts as being active today.’ But I’m no better. Instead of exercising, I ate two of the cupcakes.”

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The artist said that managing supplies is a pretty tough job as well. “We’ve been trying to be careful about our supplies, such as toilet paper. But one day, early on in the self-isolation, Claire bumped a fresh roll of toilet paper into the (thankfully, clean) toilet bowl,” said Adrienne. “The roll of toilet paper was soaked, but I left it out to dry because I was worried we might run out. It dried, but it was all shriveled up and weird. Looking at it, Kate said, ‘What we’ve learned about toilet paper is that it’s not meant to get wet and then dry.'”

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Adrienne explained that she and the kids have very different attitudes when it comes to keeping the house clean compared to her husband. “My husband is a very neat and tidy person. The kids and I are not. For example, we will keep stacking things on the trash and pushing it down until it clearly needs to be taken out. But we won’t take it out. Then Jack will come in and say, ‘No one thought to take this out?!’ It’s exasperating to him. Issues like this, that used to only emerge on the weekend, are now happening more frequently.”

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Adrienne said that picking out a take-out restaurant on Fridays has become something the whole family looks forward to, as well puzzles and trivia games hosted by their friend via Zoom. “We also come together as a family each night to watch a show. Right now, we’re watching The Great British Baking Show. It’s pleasant family time, and it gives us something to look forward to all day,” added the artist. “On Saturdays, we watch a movie. It takes us a long time to agree on which one, but a movie is something we look forward to.”

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“Food is playing a big role in our coping these days. I did, however, draw the line when the kids wanted to make edible cookie dough for breakfast,” joked Adrienne.

The artist said that making comics has become her main way of coping during these tough times as it allows her to focus and keep her mind off worrying. She also added that reading the supportive comments under her stories comforts her too. “We’re all in this together, and together we will get through it,” concluded Adrienne.

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