How weird is life right now with quarantine going on? I know, it’s not exactly a quarantine if you don’t have COVID-19 or symptoms. But we’ve shut down our home for the most part and kept to ourselves.
The only thing not shut down is our wild toddler.
And, why would he be? Life continues to go on, no matter what is going on out in the world. I never thought this would happen, I will say that. I had plans and dreams of taking Cannon to the beach this summer and on a few weekend trips for him to explore different places. None of that is happening, as of right now.
But, life continues to go on and toddlers have no idea what is going on. For us, quarantine has been about keeping Cannon entertained and learning about new things. Yes, he still goes to daycare but it’s in-home and there are only two other little kids. Thankfully, we have that for him to socialize because I don’t know what we’d do if he couldn’t go and see his friends.
- 7:30 am — Wakeup, Brush teeth, & Get Dressed
- 8 am — Breakfast, yogurt or mini pancakes
- 9 am — Daycare drop-off
- 4:30 pm-5 pm — Day-care pick-up
- 5:30 pm-6:30 pm — Playtime
- 6:30 pm — Dinner
- 7:30 pm — Bathtime
- 8 pm — Books/Movie – Winddown time
- 9:30 pm — Bedtime
If I had to choose a character to represent Cannon, it would be Stitch. More so, Stitch proving he’s good and doing his own thing, but realizing his wrong. Cannon is only twenty-one months-old, so I can’t expect him to be this obedient child nor would I want that. I love the kid that he is. He’s happy and emotional, he lets us know when he’s not happy. And, he’s a ray of sunshine. I absolutely adore him and everything that he is. Cannon is a wild boy—he loves to have fun and he climbs everything. Adventurous and smart, he’s a total mama’s boy and I love it. He has his moments where he cries and throws himself on the floor when things don’t go his way, but I’m all about expressing yourself. Right now, the best thing we can do is let him cry it out until it becomes fake tears and then talk to him in a nice voice. Terrible Twos won’t really be terrible because it’s all about learning, but I do hope the tantrums lighten up.
The one thing I haven’t really worried about is his development. Like I shared in his schedule, Cannon is still going to daycare. At daycare, he’s learning different things from his sitter and older friend. One thing that has really developed is talking. We went into quarantine with a handful of words and he’s continuously learned new words and sayings. For instance, he can say “Come on man” and “Mama, come on”. He picks up on everything and it’s wild. His speech is phenomenal. And, I’m not just saying that because I’m his mom. Our doctor has said he’s pretty advance with things and it blows my mind that my little squishy baby is now a walking and talking toddler with a mind of his own. Puzzles have been a big thing, as well. We have loaded up on puzzles because he loves them. That’s his thing and he can match the pieces together so quickly. His mind just blows my own mind.
I can acknowledge that we’re blessed enough to still have daycare, as I know there are parents out there doing is ALL. Honestly, I offer you hugs and you’re amazing.
Life during quarantine isn’t horrible. I actually love the extra time that we get together. And, I love that I can get the house together while Cannon is at daycare, so he has our undivided attention when he gets home. If I could change anything about quarantine, it would probably be this heat and a mask mandate (we need it!). That’s about it because I’ve loved all the time I get with my little guy and being able to accomplish a lot more at home.
But again, I’m very lucky and blessed to be in my situation. If you’re struggling or need someone to talk to, please reach out.
We’re turning two in three months so I’m excited, but like where did my baby go?! It’s wild. Time flies.
Let’s get through these next few months—things are going to change, I can feel it.