A Melbourne mum has written a tribute to her son as he turned one while the family were in lockdown.
Like most one-year-olds, her son has never patted a dog or played with any other kids.
“The only other faces he sees are hidden behind masks,” she wrote on Facebook.
“And he has no idea food grows on trees or sprouts from the earth, just that it arrives in bags and boxes left by a man in a mask at the front door.”
She wrote her little boy is already beginning to walk but “there is nothing normal about living half your life in quarantine”.
Ms Daga has also seen the toddler “squealing, laughing, shrieking with delight” at pigeons outside the window.
“Millions of others are sharing this strange new reality with us every day,” she wrote.
“And I’m here to remind you you’re not alone.”
Other parents added they felt Ms Daga’s pain.
“My girl turns one in a few short weeks. The things I miss the most for her are she barely knows her grandparents, aunties and cousins,” one woman wrote.
Another woman added Ms Daga’s words “rang so true” while others praised the mum.
“This sense of a safe, warm home that you are giving him here is such a wonderful base,” one woman wrote.
“Through all his adventures later, this feeling is what he can always come back to. From your post you must be amazing parents. Everything else he can make up for in time.”
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