Lockdown 3.0

In December 2021 we started something we already knew: a lockdown. This came into effect on Sunday 19 December. Check out the photos I took / take of our lives in lockdown. I also did this during the other lockdown periods. So, now it’s Lockdown 3.0!

Day 0, Saturday 18 December 2021
Day 0, Saturday 18 December 2021.
The signs point to a strict lockdown in The Netherlands. My sources in The Hague tell me that there will no support package for parents, if a lockdown is issued. An emergency supply of wine and other alcoholic beverages will not be made available in case of a lockdown.

About the photo: I'm not saying anything...

Nothing at all...
Day 1, Sunday 19 December 2021 - The Knight
Day 1, Sunday 19 December 2021
I know I said: "You can attack my knight. Attack. Not eating!"
Day 2, Monday 20 December 2021
Day 2, Monday 20 December 2021.
I wonder if this one can really fly...
Day 2, Monday 20 December 2021
Day 2, Monday 20 December 2021.
I guess not...
Day 3, Tuesday 21 December 2021
Day 3, Tuesday 21 december 2021
How do I do this? I've got it!
"Children, it was the Labrador! Besides, two more days and it's Christmas!"
Lockdown day 4, Wednesday 22 December 2021.
Lockdown day 4, Wednesday 22 December 2021.

Four days of lockdown in The Netherlands and I’m not sure what is worse. A sense of déjà vu or the fact that they've been working on their improved version of "Last Christmas" since eight o'clock.
ockdown day 5, 23 December 2021.
Lockdown day 5, 23 December 2021.

Ah well, I guess it’s not going to be Austria this year!
Lockdown day 6, Friday 24 December 2021
Lockdown day 6, Friday 24 December 2021.

Some Christmas traditions need to be kept alive. (See last year's photo).
Day 7 - Saturday 25 December 2021
Lockdown day 7, Saturday 25 December 2021.
“Look, it’s very simple. I know that the supermarket is open today. I could go there because I forgot to buy things for the Christmas dinner. The problem is: I don't feel like it. So it's better to tell everyone that you ate everything. The next time one of us with four legs knocks over a planter again, I’ll take the blame. Do we have a deal?”
Lockdown day 9, Monday 27 December 2021.
Lockdown day 9, Monday 27 December 2021.
Listen, my friend, you can say: ‘Do your research.’ I am doing that. In the rules of the game, I can’t read that you can pay using dog biscuits when you’ve decided to eat all your money. And no, these game rules aren’t ‘fake news.’
Lockdown day 10, Tuesday 28 December 2021.
Lockdown day 10, Tuesday 28 December 2021.
When there’s no one that wants to celebrate the Fourth Day of Christmas, you’ll have to do it by yourself.
Lockdown day 11, Wednesday 29 december 2021.
Lockdown day 11, Wednesday 29 december 2021.
The lockdown is a perfect opportunity to clean up and do new things. We found some old books in the attic and tried to turn stone into gold. Without luck. Perhaps it was the book…
Lockdown day 12, Thursday 30 December 2021
Lockdown day 12, Thursday 30 December 2021
I said to her: “I can do anything.” That’s not right. I’m not sure how to switch back to what it was before…
Lockdown day 13, Friday 31 december 2021.
Lockdown day 13, Friday 31 december 2021.
On the last day of the year, some of us decided to celebrate a turn of the year by time zone. Much to the delight of one of us, who was just working. I'm not naming names.
Lockdown day 14, Saturday 1 January 2022.
Lockdown day 14, Saturday 1 January 2022.
And now it’s time for the predicitions for 2022.

“No, I don’t know when we’re going toe at. What I do know is when this lockdown will end. It will only end if you fetch my slippers every day. Pay attention: fetch them, not eat them. Ah and it will also help if you go outside by yourself. Especially when it rains. I predict this lockdown will end after a week or two.”
Lockdown day 15, Sunday 2 January 2022.
Lockdown day 15, Sunday 2 January 2022.
“Right, your prediction for the end of this lockdown. It will all end when we buy another puppy. It will also end if you have enough to eat…”
Lockdown Day 17, Tuesday 4 januari 2022.
Lockdown Day 17, Tuesday 4 januari 2022. Lockdown Day 17, Tuesday 4 januari 2022.
Almost daily. Sometimes not. Today it was ‘sometimes.’
Lockdown day 18, Wednesday 5 January 2022.
Lockdown day 18, Wednesday 5 January 2022.
Occupational Therapy. “I don't think it's right. You can't control it via Bluetooth at all!”
Lockdown day 21, Friday 7 January 2022.
Lockdown day 21, Friday 7 January 2022.
“So, you’re claiming school does use a Gmail address and that it’s correct that they sent an email to all parents. To inform the parents that you all need to stay at home for another six weeks. So that you all can sleep in? The email starts with ‘Dear dad,’ I think that’s strange…”
Lockdown day 21, Saturday 8 January 2022.
Lockdown day 21, Saturday 8 January 2022.
“Sure you can! Just wear this dress on Monday. No one will find out it’s you instead of me. Before you know it, the first school day will be over.”
Lockdown day 22, Sunday 9 January 2022.
Lockdown day 22, Sunday 9 January 2022.
When you tell there must be an app to operate this thing…