With the coronavirus pandemic that the world is currently dealing with, many parents have had to find some creative ways to keep their children entertained. Now, Maci Bookout is opening up and talking about what her family is doing during this time.
The Teen Mom OG star opened up to Pop Culture and explained that she is trying to keep her three kids — 11-year-old son Bentley, 4-year-old daughter Jayde, and 3-year-old son Maverick — from getting too absorbed with technology.
“We’ve definitely been trying our best to make things fun and not what we call ‘mushy brain,’ when kids watch TV or sit in front of an iPad too long,” the reality star discussed.
To ensure her children don’t spend too much time in front of electronic devices during the quarantine, she and her husband, Taylor McKinney, have found some ways to keep the kids active. She revealed that she has been sharing some of those methods on social media.
Maci and her husband have appeared to set up some enjoyable activities in their garage. According to one video posted to her Instagram account, the kids spent Day 11 in quarantine doing some physical education. Bentley and Taylor played a friendly game of basketball together and Maci recorded the entire game, later uploading it for her fans. So far, the video has been viewed over 477,000 times.
Of course, it isn’t all fun and games at the McKinney house. With many schools being shut down for at least the next few weeks, Maci is spending time homeschooling her children, specifically her oldest son.
“I’m homeschooling Bentley, so I’m trying to figure out how teachers do it,” she said, stressing that teaching her eldest is more “difficult” than doing the same for her two youngest kids.
Bentley’s homeschooling isn’t the only thing that may be difficult for Maci. She still has a restraining order against the boy’s father, Ryan Edwards. However, she isn’t trying to let that impact her son’s relationship with his father.
“For now, we’re in a place where we’re trying to do what’s best with Bentley and not try to force anything as far as our relationship goes nothing that wouldn’t happen naturally. We’re taking slow small steps,” she said.
Luckily, it sounds like things have improved between Maci and Ryan. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Maci explained that she currently only speaks to Ryan’s parents, but that having a co-parenting relationship with her ex isn’t “unfathomable.”