The thing about working from home is that sometimes other people sick and in my office.
Really there are a lot of things about working from home. Good things: the commute, I don’t have to wear makeup or pantyhose, the hours are flexible, I can eat lunch at home, I am here if the kids have a day off, can listen to whatever music I want, pants are optional. Bad things: nobody actually thinks I work, the laundry taunts me when I am supposed to be writing, the writing taunts me when I am trying to do laundry, I have no excuse to buy nice shoes and you can never go home.
But this week the main thing is that my son is home sick.
I love my son deeply. I enjoy spending time with him. I am very sad that he doesn’t feel well and right now I really, really wish he would stop talking for five minutes in a row.
Today while trying to work I have been interrupted by the following questions:
- Who is the best Sith Lord?
- Can I have more Doritos?
- Do they make giant stuffed dragons?
- Can I start a blog?
- Who do you like better the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or the New York Giants?
- What is your favorite color M&M?
So you see, while all very important questions, it make it hard to concentrate on writing something coherent.
The answers, by the way, are Vader, no, I think so, sure but not right now, the Buccaneers and green.
Not that any of my jobs actually have paid holidays or benefits of any kind, but you know what I mean.
I didn’t get much done today but I am lucky and I know it.
And he is going to school tomorrow.