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Some families set the bar really, really high.

The Marsh family of Faversham, England, turned lockdown frustrations into fodder for a series of musical performances that has made them almost famous. Their YouTube channel has thousands of followers, and they have been interviewed by international media outlets.

All because they got creative with their boredom.

It helps to have musical parents and kids who can carry a tune. But the real genius of what they've done is that “putting on a show” is a traditional entertainment kids naturally will do, given half a chance.

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