Why I Can’t Get Anything Done

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.

The huge upside is, of course, spending and entire day with my son and begin able to be here for him when he doesn’t feel well and I don’t even have to take a vacation day.

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.



Article Posted 5 years Ago

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