Kim Kardashian nearly lost her mind during the coronavirus quarantine on Thursday’s episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
After husband Kanye West, 43, was diagnosed with the virus, Kim, 40, found herself stuck at home with four kids, homeschooling classes, a pile of work, and little help.
It was all she could do not to lose it, she said, as she tried to keep them happy.
‘I’m so used to working a lot and being away from the kids,’ Kim admitted. ‘I love spending this much time with them, but it’s just such a change.’
Kim’s daughter North West, seven, walked into the bathroom as Kim was shooting a makeup tutorial, and Kim whispered to the camera, ‘My kids will not leave me alone.’
‘Hey, that’s mean!’ North said, as Kim smirked at the camera, bemused.
She asked her mom Kris Jenner, 65, to come over after 14 days in quarantine.
‘My kids are driving me so up the wall, I literally don’t know what to do,’ Kim fretted. ‘Today they all were crying and everyone’s antagonizing each other. They want to be up my a**hole. I was just like, ”Okay guys, I’m gonna cut myself in fours”, and then Saint starts crying, ”You’re gonna bleed! And you’re gonna die and you’re not gonna be here with me,” and I’m just like, ”You guys, I’m actually gonna die if you don’t leave me alone.” I did. And then North is like, ”You hate me!” and she’s falling on the floor, and I was just like, I couldn’t take it today.’
Kris offered to let her daughter hide out in her house.
‘You know, Kim is Superwoman,’ the momager said in a confessional. ‘But this is a truly stressful, serious, unprecedented, confusing time for everyone.’
Kim maintained her work commitments while watching the kids, and even made time to talk to a college criminal justice class.
As she started speaking to them online, she saw her daughter Chicago, two, run to the pool outside.
‘Gimme one sec—I have to grab her,’ she told the class, taking off.
Kim prioritized her daughter’s safety but said it was embarrassing’ to interrupt the call.
She phoned pal Khadija Haqq-McCray, 37, a mom of three, for support.
‘I literally hear Chicago crying in the other room, and I don’t care,’ Kim shared. ‘I am literally feeling like an awful mom, just like letting her cry in the other room and figuring it out. Just like, I can’t.’
‘Last week, I legit was crying,’ Khadija replied. ‘All the moms I speak to are trying to talk each other off the ledge.’
Kim told Khadija that North was babysitting her cousin Penelope Disick’s dog, and she warned her daughter that if the dog peed on the rug, ‘I’m gonna shave her off.’
‘You’re gonna shave her off?’ North cried, as Kim promised not to cut the dog’s hair.
To Kim’s relief, Kanye finally tested negative for COVID-19 and took the kids to Wyoming for five days to give Kim a break.
She rode around her house on a motorized suitcase, saying, ‘They are so excited to go to Wyoming. And I am even more excited for them to go.’
‘Do you guys hear that?’ she asked the cameras. ‘The sound of absolutely nothing.’
She slid on the floor in her pajamas, and realized she hadn’t been alone in the house since North was born.
‘I wanna watch a movie in my house, I wanna do my nails, I want to just do nothing,’ Kim said, showing off a foot peel.
Just 24 hours later, she said she was ‘so bored,’ and had no idea what to do without the kids.
‘Kanye’s been sending me clips of the kids, and it’s so cute,’ Kim explained. ‘As much as I needed a break, I miss my kids so much… I cannot wait for them to come home.’
While Kim remained active, Khloé Kardashian, 36, was incredibly sick from the coronavirus, shaking with weakness and quarantined in her room for 14 days.
‘It sucks because True will come to my door and say, ”Mama,” and I have to pretend I’m not here,’ she said, referring to her two-year-old daughter. ‘She doesn’t understand why I can’t be with her right now.’
As the days went on, Khloé also grew bored and was seen constantly cleaning, making her bed, watching TV, ‘stalking’ her daughter, and doing her makeup.
She asked Tristan Thompson, True’s father, to get her some puzzles, and he brought one that featured the two of them in an intimate moment.
On Day 16, a lonely Khloé made herself an ‘imaginary friend’ called ‘Quarantina,’ which she fashioned out of a neck pillow with red sunglasses, and a necklace.
She called her brother Rob Kardashian, 33, to check it out, and he said, ‘So, you went crazy.’
‘Quarantina is saving me right now, because I need something to do all day long,’ Khloé told the cameras, as Tristan compared it to Wilson the volleyball from the 2000 movie Castaway.
‘If you ever need someone to talk to, I’ll stand outside your window,’ Tristan offered, as Khloé reflected on how thankful she was that he’d been there to watch True.
‘Tina, keep Koko safe,’ Tristan told the pillow, before asking it, ‘Threesome?’
On Day 17, Khloé tested negative for the coronavirus.
Excited, she went to get True up for the day, and the baby just looked at her.
‘True I don’t think even noticed that I was gone,’ Khloé said. ‘I’m grateful that Tristan’s been here. But I’m the mom! Give me something!’
‘Having corona has been really tough on me physically and mentally,’ she went on, ‘but having Tristan here to help take care of me, bring me meals when I needed them, just make sure the house was okay, make sure True was okay, it’s meant the world to me.’
She and Tristan sat in True’s playroom planning their daughter’s April birthday party, which would have an Easter theme.
‘It’ll be the most turnt two-year-old quarantine Easter birthday party in America,’ Tristan said.
Elsewhere on the show, sisters Kylie Jenner, 23, and Kendall Jenner, 25, squashed a long-simmering beef.
Earlier in the season, a night out led to a fight over whether Kylie was driving Kendall back to Beverly Hills, and the two had ended up slapping each other.
A month-and-a-half later, they still hadn’t spoken, despite their family begging them to do so.
On Instagram, Kylie posted a photo of the two of them together, and Kendall wrote, ‘I thought we were mad at each other.’
‘Yes,’ Kylie wrote back, ‘but my t***ies are sitting nice in this pic.’
Kris called Kylie, who told her that she wanted to donate a million dollars to a doctor they knew for personal protective equipment.
She ignored her mother when she urged her to get in touch with Kendall.
For her part, Kendall was reading a book called Only Love Is Real, which bore a passage on pride being an extension of fear.
‘It just really reminded me of my sister,’ she said, ’cause we both are alpha and tough girls.’
She reached out to Kylie, who finally called her back, apologetic.
‘I just wanna say that the other night got completely out of control,’ Kylie offered, saying she hadn’t known Kendall wanted a ride home. ‘I think it was just miscommunication, and obviously I would never do anything to hurt you. It just shouldn’t have ever gotten to that point.’
Kendall agreed that neither of them had been acting rationally.
‘I’m just ready for it to be over,’ she said in a confessional. ‘Sisters are sisters. We can fight all we want and say crazy things to each other, but at the end of the day we’re a family and we love each other so much. She’s my partner-in-crime, always has been my entire life, and that will never change. So her not being in my life for a month-and-a-half was not ideal.’
‘I love my sister, and there’s no need to ever not talk for that long,’ Kylie agreed.
In a preview of next week’s episode, the Kardashians agreed that Khloé and Tristan had recently slept together, and Tristan told Khloé, ‘I want you in my life.’
Keeping Up With The Kardashians will return next week on the E! network.