Every Work-from-Home Parent’s Nightmare: You Have to Watch This! by Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead

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7 months ago

Imagine: You’re in your home office being interviewed on live TV by the BBC, when your toddler rushes into the room. How do you know? The interviewer tells you! And then your baby enters the room on wheels in the baby walker! You do your best to maintain your composure and continue with the interview (on the impeachment of South Korea’s president, no less!) until the children finally get escorted out by your spouse who figures out what the kids are up to, then closes the door behind them. 

I could feel Robert Kelly’s pain while watching this video, as shared on CBS This Morning's YouTube channel (with humorous anchor commentary). And yet I couldn’t help but find it hilarious, and so very relate-able. Robert Kelley, you are all of us work-from-home parents. We’re not laughing at you; we’re laughing WITH you. Working from home is challenging. Working outside the home is challenging. Being a stay-at-home parent is challenging. Sometimes the best we can hope for is to stay composed (or at least try to) and laugh (preferably while not on live TV)!

Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
This is just so so funny! What parent who has every worked from home can't relate? Thank you for sharing, Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead !
Chef Gigi Gaggero
LMBO! So cute- I sorta wish the Father embraced it better.
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
I can't stop laughing, Chef Gigi Gaggero ! I am watching this one on repeat!
Meredith Schneider
Ahhhhh! So can relate! Love it! 😂😂Just shows we are all real and nobody's household is perfect.
Christine Jones
When the second one rolls in that's when I lost it! So spectacular! Such a real example of parenting but in the moment you just know he wanted to die!
Dr. Shayna Mancuso
Yes! and that poor mom!!
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Yes! Imagine how she felt when she realized they were headed in his office!
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Christine Jones : That baby FLIES in in that walker! Too, too funny! And, yes, such a real moment; we can all feel his pain!
Mercedes Samudio
Thanks for this - and for the compassion and humor! Parents are human too!! I have a few thoughts on this too - check it out here: youtu.be/13nHel9DPN0
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Mercedes Samudio: Yes! I also can't help but wonder if the shaming would be even worse if the parent were a mom instead of a dad. :(
Renee Herren
I can't stop watching this! It gets funnier every time!

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