A local parent has been caught marking each day of social distancing on a wall of her house, like she’s some kind of cartoon prison inmate or something. Rebecca Wallace admitted to the antiquated recording of time late last night after her husband found the etchings on a wall in the couple’s garage.

After initially pleading ignorance to the origin of the sad chalk markings on the wall, Wallace confessed they were scrawled by her, leading to an open and frank discussion with her husband. Reflecting on that moment, Wallace told The Watsonia Bugle, “It was actually a bit of a relief to be honest. A problem shared is a problem halved, yeah? I mean, it’s only early days, but I’m already marking time… literally.”

Adopting a glass half full approach, Wallace also claimed that the unrelenting nature of her current household predicament would provide useful perspective for future school holiday periods. She said, “To think us parents used to complain about a two-week school holiday stint. In the years to come, I don’t think we’ll be able to complain as vigorously about two weeks of school holidays, in which we can easily leave the house and do a whole range of activities with other people.”