Like a lot of you, I’m working from home right now. My office is my kitchen table. My laptop is my window into the world. And my cat, Gizmo, is my coworker.
I wrote an article about Gizmo a few months ago. He’s very cuddly and supportive, but he’s not the best employee. He can be distracting and demanding. He doesn’t understand the concept of personal space. And he has an unhealthy obsession with my laptop. If he sees something moving on the screen, he’ll do whatever he can to capture and kill it. (Good luck with that, Gizmo.)
But it’s clear that I’m not the only one who’s dealing with distractions. Newscasters have been having similar issues. As they broadcast from their homes, they’re sometimes interrupted by their pets and kids. And the results are often more entertaining than the news stories that they’re reporting on.
Check out the video below, and you’ll see what I’m talking about. It’s a bunch of clips of newscasters being upstaged by their two- and four-legged family members. (The newscaster with the bird is my favorite.) Hopefully it will make you smile – and remind you that you’re not alone in your efforts to care for your family and get work done at the same time.