Joe Swash is in solitary confinement with his girlfriend Stacey Solomon, the children of Stacey Zachary, 11, Leighton, eight, and their baby Rex, born in July 2019.
Joe also has a son, Harry, 11, from a previous relationship, and is currently in solitary confinement with his mother until tomorrow when Joe takes him back.
The 38-year-old actor and presenter explained how he and Stacey, 30, are managing during the coronavirus block.
“” When we first realized how much work the children were being sent home to help us, we were intimidated. But we are in a good rhythm at the moment.
“It is a really bad situation for everyone, but you have to try to take full advantage of it and see the positive aspects. We spend a lot of time with our family, we are very lucky,” said Joe.
He is taking blocking measures seriously and urged: “We just have to stay indoors, it’s for the greater good.”
When asked how they entertain all three children, Joe explained, “Rex is entertained by his siblings, so if we can entertain his siblings, Rex is entertained.
“Stacey loves some art and crafts and I will take the kids for a walk in the forest,” added Joe, who teaches the kids what trees and birds they can see.
He explained that at first he and Stacey “stepped on each other” in isolation “, but” it is about giving each other space and working in a team, and doing things together “.
In fact, their sex life is definitely benefiting from the change, as Joe revealed: “Stacey finds me sexy when I do the chores!
“If I clean the windows or vacuum, it’s like, ‘Ooh Joe …’, it doesn’t matter which.”
Stacey recently joked that Joe “was trying to get her pregnant again” while they were isolating together, since she imagined him so much while she was cleaning, but Joe said they have no plans for some time as they have hands full with children and Rex, who describing Joe as “perfect”.
“It’s fun,” he gushed. “He’s starting to stand up now, and he’s such a fun kid. He gave us a full sense of security.”
Joe is working in partnership with BT, which has launched a website called Code a Cake for parents and children to learn new skills such as programming.
Code a Cake helps children understand the art of coding through a simple cooking analogy, programming a robotic arm to help them create their own virtual cake while learning the basic coding steps: sequencing, variables and loops.
“You are building a pie and programming on the computer, so you are learning, they are learning, we are all learning together,” explained Joe.
“Some of the things that children study in school, I have no idea, so learning together is perfect for this climate in which we find ourselves.
“The website is really interactive and the kids had fun. All the tricks we can use as parents are fantastic. We will do two hours of school work and then half an hour on Code a Cake, and they don’t even feel like they are working while let’s make. “
And Stacey loves it too, said Joe, who laughed, “He loves a gimmick!”