Political Scientist Robert E. Kelly was live, on the air, from his home, when his kids decided to see what dad was up to. What ensued is this hilarious clip with poor Dr. Kelly trying to talk about the very serious impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye.
First, the older daughter comes in, then the baby, and finally, a frantic mother trying to get the kids out.
I can relate. My kids are older (youngest is eight), but my eight year old snuggled up next to me while I was recording the Stacking Benjamin's Podcast and started reading out loud in a loud whisper. Fortunately, we weren't live, so host Joe Saul-Sehy can edit it. After I got him to leave, he decided that minute would be an excellent time to chop wood. Ahh, the joy of children, bang! bang! bang! (My kids have vacation this week. I do not.)
I suppose at this point, I should give a long bullet-point list of how you can prevent these things from happening when you work from home, but any time you have little darlings running around your house, no amount of supervision from another adult will stop some hilarious interruptions.
Do try, though, to keep the littles away when you're live on the air. I was going to suggest locking an office door, but since I have children, I know that instead of coming in, his daughter would have just pounded on the door.
And for those who want to say, "Why didn't their mother stop them?" First of all, I'm making an assumption that the woman in the video was his wife and the children's mother. Second, if you have to ask that question, you've never raised toddlers. Toddlers and pre-schoolers are adorable. So funny. So unpredictable and so hard to catch. They'll take advantage of you the second you have to do something like run to the bathroom.
So, if this happens to you, I hope everyone laughs about it. It's hilarious and should be treated as such. I hope to hear more from Dr. Kelly, with or without his children.