Everyone has their own reactions to the coronavirus pandemic. While some are angrily lashing out at mask mandates, others are simply venting their feelings. And one little girl from Phoenix, Arizona is going viral for her own pandemic rant.
Back in March, Ben McLennan uploaded a video of his daughter, Blake, complaining about all her favorite things shutting down. To his surprise, the video is going viral months later.
“Everything in this world has shut all the way down,” Blake says, visibly upset. “The ice cream truck is shut down!”
When he recorded the video, Blake was four-years-old and the pandemic was still in its early stages. The video shows Blake wearing a bib at the family’s table, visible frustration on her face. McLennan started recording midway through the toddler’s rant, which began after she was told her dance class was canceled indefinitely.
“We can’t go anywhere! Not even McDonald’s, which is my favorite restaurant,” Blake says in tears.
“It’s really frustrating!” she says. “If you go through the drive-thru, it’s just boring… If you were inside playing on the playground, it wouldn’t be boring.”
Now, Blake is five-years-old, and her favorite spots remain closed. Luckily, she’s doing “great” after adjusting to quarantine with her family.
“She misses dance class a lot. With everything still in lockdown, we’ve just been quaran-teaming as a family the best we know how,” McLennan tells TODAY. McLennan and Blake are joined by mom Bex, and five siblings — Birdie, 12, Braxton, 8, Brooks, 6, Beau, 18 months, and Blu, 17 months.
“It’s been an adjustment. We’re all at home all the time,” he continued. “We were a taxi service for dance, drama, baseball, jujutsu. Now, we eat dinner together every night and play board games.”