We bought a backgammon set about 4 years ago with every intention of playing a few games on weekends to relax. The backgammon set promptly went straight into the cupboard (with all the other games) and hasn’t been taken out since, until last night that is when hubby hauled it out to play.
People are chatting about how to measure the level of boredom in a home by what they find interesting. Firstly, everyone starts baking and cleaning. Once everything is clean and they can’t possibly stuff anymore of the banana bread they made into their face they turn to hobbies and games (this is the stage we hit last night). From there all the proximity to other people starts having adverse side effects… so far in our street 2 people have had an altercation about noise and others about being outside their property. I’m dubbing this stage the “fight with your neighbours” stage.
I’m not sure what to expect from the next few stages as we progress deeper into the lockdown madness but I’m hoping for more baked goods, neighbours making friends and having braais together apart in their properties i.e. chatting over the wall. Hopefully someone in our street plays a musical instrument because I would love to hear some classical piano with my lunch.
Do you have an indicator by which you are measuring boredom during this time? If so let me know in the comments.