Many of us thought at the beginning of the quarantine and lockdown situation that working from home will be a dream come true. But parents are realising what it means to juggle their work WITH restless kids and distance learning. With extended school closings and lockdowns, many parents are experiencing being home with their kids all day, every day for the very first time. They are learning how hard it is to work remotely while balancing the needs of their children. Several parents have shared their funny stories online via tweets and Instagram or Facebook posts describing how tough it’s been to juggle distance learning, keeping the house somewhat clean AND working from home with kids. With parks and libraries closed, play-dates off-limits, and not a break in sight, the coronavirus pandemic has surely brought a lot of dramatic situations to many young parents out there.
These Hilarious Posts About Working From Home With Kids Will Just Make Your Day
1Boss would understand
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2Is it, like, TOUGH?
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4The conference call will have some interesting background music
5Well, at least they aren’t faking the love
Me on a conference call:
*Mute mic*: “hey kids! Everyone else’s children are being them cups of tea whilst they’re in meetings!!”
*Unmute mic* 16 yr old shouts: “hey mum, here is your glass of wine. Would you like me to light you another cigarette?”
— SamanthaGirvan (@SamanthaGirvan) April 15, 2020
6Tough times, right?
Who would have guessed that the worst part of quarantine would be keeping my kid awake during zoom meetings
— Heather ?doo do doo do doo do doo do (@dishs_up) May 2, 2020
7Trying their best
8A little extreme, don’t you think?
My kids are pretending to be sloths by moving at half their normal speed.
If they were to brush their teeth while moving this slow, what will kill me sooner; my kids or this murder hornet that I just let sting me?
— A Bearer Of Dad News (@HomeWithPeanut) May 4, 2020
9If only we could mute the kids
— Kristen Reittenbach (@JunkDrawerDiary) March 31, 2020
10A mutual understanding has been reached
Nothing like a 3 year old having an epic tantrum during the all staff meeting. Maybe now they won't wonder why my productivity is at 50%.
— The Great Masked Jess ? (@AmbitiouslyJess) April 29, 2020
11Not to brag, but seriously though
Not to brag but what a time to be childless
— Kim Congdon (@kimberlycongdon) March 30, 2020
12Well, that backfired
Ceiling in the basement was ripped out today because the kids flooded the bathroom upstairs and it leaked through. My wife brought them down to see the demolished ceiling, hoping it would scare them straight. Instead they described the carnage as “super awesome” and “wow so cool”
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) March 30, 2020
13Declaration of war
Kids presented us with a written declaration of war. pic.twitter.com/DprEYqj02H
— Farhad Manjoo (@fmanjoo) April 21, 2020
14A superpower, really
15New make-up regime?
16Basic instructions now
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I tried to work on a schedule but this is what came out. I couldn't resist sharing since I know I'm not the only one with a challenging schedule right now. I have the utmost respect for stay-at-home and temporarily out-of-work parents for being able to make the transition to homeschooling parents. But for those of us still trying to work full-time, it feels a bit like a kick in the face. I'm grateful I'm able to work from home but I'm more than a little frustrated with trying to give my kids the attention they need and deserve while I'm working. Thankfully Brian's work is finally slowing down so it shouldn't be as bad as this looks. ? Instead I'm sure his homeschooling schedule will be a bare minimum on school work and more like the 2nd pic. ???♂️?♂️? #unschooling #fuckcovid #workingfromhomewithkidssucks
So far I’ve awkwardly apologized for:
• my cat typing nonsense on my
computer in a work group chat
• my toddler screaming “I NEED HELP
WIPING” on a conference call
• and the choral musings of Frozen 2
Working from home is going great.
— Amanda Marcotte | Mediocre Mommy (@storiesofamom) March 18, 2020
Parents Across the World, Can You Relate?
These pictures, posts and tweets about working from home with kids range from funny, exhausting and even to mildly infuriating. If nothing else, the pandemic has certainly taught all of us (especially parents) the value of patience. These little beings demand attention all day long, run around the house, turning even a simple task into a Mission Impossible. So, our little post is a shoutout to all those who are hanging in there during this lockdown period and trying their best to work while taking care of their kids.