We’ve all had some pretty strong feelings about this era of COVID, and we’ve had all the time in the world to sit with them. Maybe you’ve channeled your energy into making things feel as normal as possible, giving yourself and your family the illusion that things are just fine. I mean, of course not leaving your house for several months is a totally cool and regular human thing to do. If make-believe isn’t your thing, maybe you’ve been leaning into all the changes COVID has brought. More time with the family, fewer distractions, and if you’re anything like this TikTok dad, some great content.
Robert Williams, his wife, and their kids have been quarantined in their home like so many of us over the past several months. In a hilarious rap-rant, Williams tells the story “all about how COVID-19 flipped things upside-down” in a video he calls “Dad of Daycare.”
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Taking a beat and some serious style inspiration from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air‘s intro, Williams created an incredible TikTok that quickly went viral. With over 3 million views in just six days, the song is a hit. Not only is it catchy and highly impressive production-wise, but it makes light of something that’s been pretty dang stressful for a while. Being able to laugh at the absurdity of our situation, finding some levity in this mess, it’s exactly what we need.
The biggest complaint at the Williams household? Well, even with two not-so-young kids, their house seems to have turned into some sort of daycare. It didn’t start out that way, as Williams explains. When they first started their quarantine in March 2020, it seemed as if things might go relatively well.
“‘Do what you’re told’ is the number one rule, and show up on time for your virtual school,” Williams raps. Though unenthusiastic, Williams’s two kids each give a half-hearted thumbs-up. Promising, but according to Williams, it didn’t last.
With the kids oversleeping and dishes constantly in the sink, Williams was understandably exhausted. “I needed a break, so I went upstairs – stuck in my home as it became a daycare.” The video ends with Williams shaking his head in defeat, as so many of us have over these past several months. But I think we can all take a note from Williams here, remember that this situation isn’t all bad. In fact, there’s a lot of good – sometimes we just have to make it ourselves.