As a working mom with a busy life, I’m ordinarily a big proponent of working from home once or twice a week. But that usually means my kid is in daycare, my husband is at work, and I’ve got a quiet house that’s primed for deep work.
But like many families, that is pretty much the opposite of what is happening in my house today. My 4-year-old is literally climbing the walls behind me and my husband is noisily doomsday prepping while my messy-bun and I juggle back-to-back Zoom meetings.
One of the few joys to emerge from the chaos of March 2020 is all the hilarious working-from-home fails popping up on Twitter. We could all use a little comic relief today, so I put together a few of my favorite tweets about people who might be struggling even more than we are. Enjoy!
This couple, who might want to consider adding a dress code to their remote work policy
— ➖Ben Capper➖ (@BenJCapper) March 25, 2020
These parents who thought they were on top of it
Both hubby and I are WFH and each thought the other was watching the offspring. On another note, anyone have any tips on how to remove nail polish from hardwood floors…asking for a friend. #covidparenting #COVIDー19 #wfhfail
— Andréa ‘Drew’ Rousseau 🇨🇦 (@halffootrunner) March 24, 2020
This poor soul who needs a lesson in how to pause video on Zoom… or how to hold it
— Zoom Fails (@ZoomFail) March 23, 2020
This mom whose son has great power and great responsibility
This professor who at least got an apology!
#okstate moved to online classes today.
— Ruth Inman (@RuthBInman) March 23, 2020
All of us suffering from Wi-Fi and VPN issues
— Tony Caldwell (@tonycaldwell) March 24, 2020
This lone wolf, who’s feeling a little too socially distant
— Aaron (@aaron_willcox) March 19, 2020
This kid, who just isn’t pulling his own weight
— Patrick Filice (@patrickfiliceMS) March 14, 2020
This expectant mother, who wasn’t expecting this…
Ordered an office chair to relieve pressure on my lower back. Received a Graco 6in1 high chair. Happened to be expecting and scratching our heads which kind friend of ours gifted us a high chair. Turned out Amazon made a mistake. Now have to deal with return #WFHFail 😂 pic.twitter.com/u98RhSwtL6
— Jun Chu (@yikwanchu) March 16, 2020
This cat, who has important business to take care of…
— Catherine McGoldrick (@ismekit) March 20, 2020
This jack-of-all-trades who wears many hats
— Sides (@Jamie_sides) March 20, 2020
These dogs who make no bones about working from home
— Georgia Bailey (@jorjafaith) March 20, 2020
— IlGattoNero (@GattocciaoNero) March 20, 2020
And finally, our very own GoCo Client Success Manager, whose son had a gift for all of us on Zoom with a client last week