We decided a list of ‘quarantivities’ to do together as a family: Sussanne Khan opens up about co-parenting her sons with ex-husband Hrithik Roshan amid lockdown

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The Coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc around the globe forcing all of us to stay confined within our homes. However, it also has a silver lining as fortunately many of us are getting quality time to spend time with our families and enjoy doing things together. When the lockdown was announced, Sussanne had temporarily shifted with Hrithik Roshan for co-parenting their kids, Hrehaan Roshan and Hridhaan Roshan. Talking about co-parenting during the lockdown, Sussanne opened up about how they are spending time as a family to a magazine and how they are keeping their best to entertain their young boys at home. 

Talking to a magazine, Sussanne shared how the ex-couple had taken the joint decision of living in the same house of the sake of their kids and said, “When COVID-19 was declared a pandemic and the news was out that a lockdown would be imperative, Hrithik and I decided that staying together in the same home would be the more intelligent and soulful decision for our sons, and for us. We realised early on that the days ahead would require us to regroup our energies towards creating serenity for one another. With that thought in mind, and a heap full of love, we started on our lockdown adventure.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

. It is unimaginable for me, as a parent, to think of having to be separated from my children at a time when the country is practicing lockdowns. . It is heartwarming to see the world come together as one in this time of deep uncertainty and possibility of months of social distancing and potential lockdowns for several weeks perhaps . . While the world talks about humanity coming together, I think it represents more than just an idea especially for parents sharing custody of their kids. How to keep their kids close to them without infringing on the right of the other who also has an equal right to be with his/her children. . This is a picture of dear Sussanne (my ex wife) , who has graciously volunteered to temporarily move out of her home so that our children are not disconnected indefinitely from either one of us. . Thank you Sussanne for being so supportive and understanding in our journey of co-parenting. . Our children will tell the story we create for them. . I hope and pray that in order to safeguard the health of ourselves and our loved ones, we all find our way to express love, empathy, courage, strength with an open heart . . #beopen #bekind #bebrave #responsibility #coexist #empathy #strength #courage #oneworld #humanity #wecanfighththis #loveoverfear

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She further shared how they sat down together on the first day and jotted down activities that they wanted to do amidst the lockdown. She said, “So here we are, in lockdown for more than 45 days, living through an unusual time that we have never experienced before in our lifetimes. On the first day itself, we sat together and created a list of ‘quarantivities’ (activities to do as a family in quarantine). The idea was to structure our days in such a way that we grow our minds, warm our hearts and keep our bodies fit and strong—where we have no option but to use a little creativity and innovation to enjoy our days without a sense of monotony seeping through. What I enjoy the most is the one hour reading time we’ve set aside for ourselves. It was Hrithik’s idea that we should do this, sit together silently in the same room and read our individual books, at least five times a week. It’s wholesome bonding time with the boys that enriches our hearts along with our brains.”

She also said that they are keeping to their workout session as well and showered praise for Hrithik who has designed their training sessions. Heaping praise on Hrithik, she said, “Around 6pm each day, we have our innovative workout sessions, all planned skilfully by the best trainer on the planet—Hrithik! Some days we focus on core training, other days on functional training or cardio. We earnestly follow the sets he gives us and the burst of endorphins post these sessions has helped us greatly to not just stay healthy, but happy as well.”

She also spoke about the good things the lockdown has brought and said, “This period has made me more introspective. It’s a wake-up call for all of us to learn from, as well as an awakening to look at things from a different point of view. To cherish the bond that we share with our loved ones and work colleagues. To strive to be in service of people when and where we can, and to practice selfless and random acts of kindness, and to be more mindful of those around us. And to give more time to making beautiful memories. Doing household chores is very therapeutic, whether it is kneading your own dough, chopping vegetables, baking or experimenting with new recipes and cooking up your own concoctions. Everyday activities force us to acknowledge and appreciate what we have—from laying the dining table for lunch and dinner, to washing your own clothes, gardening on your terrace or sketching, drawing and painting. I hope to include some of this in my schedule even when there is no lockdown.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Eternal Sunshine of the spotless mind.. #summeroflockdown2020 #somuchtolearn #glowgetter

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Sussanne signed off on a very magnanimous note and said, “Going forward, life will definitely be different. Families will spend more time discovering one another and people, in general, will want to be closer. And yes, the world will change. We will all have to continue to do our bit and contribute. The best teacher is experience; our boys are becoming more aware of this too. In the meantime, we will continue to stay home and try to be better while doing our best work.”

(Source: Vogue) 

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