My son is self-isolating with his five housemates in Manchester. No surprise there as his area seems to be the hotspot of the entire country. Three of them have tested positive for Covid 19 so far and he has entirely lost his sense of taste and smell. So we can pretty much assume that he has it too and I don’t really see the point of him getting a test. Given they’re so hard to come by, better to save it for someone who needs it. Or should he?
I feel so sorry for all the university students. What a shame for them that the virus has caused such havoc with their plans. My son has gone back to start his second year, so at least he got to enjoy his Fresher’s experience, which this year sounds like a horrendous write off, but he now can’t go out and all his lectures are online. The hall of residence where he had a room last year is also in lockdown, so he’s definitely better off his house this year. Anyway, on the upside, I’m quite sure they’re all relieved not to be living at home after six months and at least they can hang out with each other, instead of with their parents and siblings.
I sent a fairly substantial care package (food delivery) to their house to cheer them all up and after it arrived he texted to say:-
“Thanks mum! Very happy, the mood will be lifted I’m sure from this! Lovely snacks all round.”
I bought him all the ingredients to make his signature Spaghetti Bolognese for the entire household;
“I think it was nice, I couldn’t taste it, but I’ve put some in the freezer to save until my taste comes back!”
So, so hard for everyone. I hate the idea of him being ill when I’m not around, but fingers crossed they’re all going to get it very mildly, so perhaps it’s better if they all get it together and are over it by Christmas. Who knew he’d ever have anything in common with Trump!
Love his student stacking skills – not quite as good as his cooking skills! Sorry about the arrows, took a screen shot from the video he sent me!