While working from home sounds bliss to many (no more early hour commute, yay!), it is a different feeling for parents across the globe. It doesn’t matter whether you are based in US, in Europe or in Asia. Being stuck in the same house with your spouse and children for 24 hrs in a month can drive anyone up the wall. I have dedicated this week to help all the parents who need to work from home during this Covid-19 pandemic.
I have been stuck at home with my 3 years old daughter since 18 March and that is nearly 1.5 months that we haven’t been outside. No playground, no school, no shopping malls, no swimming pool. Zilch! Na-da! I count my blessings each day she doesn’t ask why we aren’t going out. So far, she is too occupied at home to notice we haven’t step out of the house for a long time or why daddy is at home all the time.
One day, she wore a mask, her sunglasses and a hat in the house for a few hours. When I asked, she replied her gears is to keep her safe from virus because it is dangerous out there. Haha!
This inspired me to collect Tweets from all around the world. So enjoy these tweets and know that you’ll never walk alone.
I hear my son asking Google questions. Part of me feels guilty but another part relieved that at least some learning is happening. #workfromhomewithkids
— Michele Enhaynes (@Menhaynes) April 22, 2020
Day 1: We’ll eat healthy, play games, make crafts, and you’ll play quietly together while mommy works on school stuff ❤
Day 36: Here is the iPad and Roku remote… I will give you each 3 lifesavers if you stop screaming and give mommy an hour to work! 🤯 pic.twitter.com/FcILptYXj7
— Krista Dolan (@KristaDolan) April 22, 2020
— Amanda AlpertLoveday (@AlpertLoveday) March 17, 2020
Listening to my kid on a zoom call with his high school French class. I can’t wait until these kids are in charge. It’s going to be so awesome. And hilarious. #ParentingInAPandemic
— Andi Diehn (@lostinthree) April 23, 2020
My two year old has stopped saying “No” and switched to “I don’t like that Good Idea” this week. It’s surprising effective now having tested it out on a few Zoom calls. #WorkFromHomewithkids
— Genghis Con (@theGenghisConn) April 23, 2020
I have great kids. They are awesome and funny and adorable and kind and as soon as this shit is over they are going to grandmas house for a month. #ParentingInAPandemic
— Elissa Sommers (@etobbisommers) April 23, 2020
I never thought I’d work from home, and I never thought I’d be a stay at home parent, but I never ever thought I’d be a work from home stay at home parent.
I hate the coronavirus.#WorkFromHomewithkids
— QuaranTWIN Dad (@DadisGrumpy) March 20, 2020
Please note: the following pressing items may be the cause of “stepping away” from the Teleconference: 1. Child copying other child. 2. Sticker stuck on page 3. Poop. 4. Snacks 5. Answering query as to whether said teleconference is finished. #WorkFromHomewithkids
— Christina Southey (@southeyc) March 19, 2020
The kids are getting a closer look at my work life. My 9yo always gave me a hard time for having too many tabs open. Now, he’s giving me grief about my inbox. Apparently HIS inbox is empty. #workfromhomewithkids #inboxzero
— Eva Wong 🙋🏻♀️ (@eva_toronto) April 6, 2020
— Emily Moen (@emilymoen) March 27, 2020
I’ve been on work conference calls for the last 1.5 hours. I left my children with markers and crayons. Maybe not the best parenting choice. #WorkFromHomewithkids
— Lisa Amstutz (@LisaAmstutz) March 20, 2020
Colin as a fellow dad of a 2 year old this is too real. If it makes you feel better I was working from home yesterday w/ my daughter and while on a call, I turned around for 1 second only to hear the glass plate she was using shatter on the floor #dadfail #WorkFromHomeWithKids
— Brett Dalbey (@bdalbey) October 29, 2019
Glad I made my kids put away their screens and start fighting with one another. #ParentingInAPandemic
— Amy G Dala MD (@AmyGDalaMD) April 22, 2020
@iRobot Thank you for staying home with us. You are my greatest ally in the never-ending war against crumbs generated by the perpetual snackfest hosted by the small people in my house. #WFHWK #StayAtHome
— Alee L. Gunderson (@aleegunderson) April 16, 2020
— Shannon (O’Brien) Breymaier (@ShannonOB40) April 8, 2020
The entire family slept through “first period,” the boys are still wearing their PJs at 6pm & they have yet to comb their hair. But we got all classwork & paid work done. So I’ll call that a win. #day1 #homeschooling #wfhwk
— Jennifer Barrett (@JBarrettNYC) March 23, 2020
Highlights from today’s episode of #WFHWK (working from home with kids) include:
– 4yo shouting “COVID19” into 1yo’s face non-stop (he thinks it’s a word his bro needs!)
– drawing Chase from Paw Patrol (me, not the 4yo)
– preventing a Korea-style incident while on @drivetimerte!
— Ronan Lyons (@ronanlyons) March 20, 2020
— Erin Kraebber (@erinkraebber) March 18, 2020
On today’s kindergarten zoom, my daughter is to bring something sentimental for show and tell…
— Jill Frank (@jill_frank) April 23, 2020
After watching my 8 yr old type ‘quadrilateral’ soooooo slowly 3x, I taught her how to use ctrl c (copy)/ctrl v (paste). I’ll take that as a parenting win #Homeschooling #ParentingInAPandemic pic.twitter.com/OIsEzktaZx
— Nancy Rodgers (@rodgdog72) April 22, 2020
When you’re in the backyard and ask your kid to please give you some space “because otherwise I might go insane before the end of the week” and you hear multiple neighbors laugh in sympathy. #ParentingInAPandemic
— In Social Distance Mode (@BabyAttachMode) April 22, 2020
Me waiting for my kid to fall asleep so I can work out…this is a very limited time frame where the motivation to work out gets lower and lower the longer she takes to fall asleep…this is what life has come to!#ParentingInAPandemic pic.twitter.com/8nNfA1htH1
— J Schillo (@JSchillo) April 17, 2020
Today during a zoom mtg I:
– swiftly prevented the baby from eating playdough
– administered snacks
– talked over the 2yo who thought the telecon was all about her
– held 2 kids on my lap while both tried spilling things on my laptop#thisishowwetelecon #ParentingInAPandemic
— Ryan Watkins (@Ryan_N_Watkins) April 22, 2020
— The ‘Normal’ Parent (@normal_parent) April 21, 2020
If you are a parent working from home, come and share your crazy stories with us down in the comments below.
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