There are three things we know to be true: 2020 is the worst, Earth is getting warmer at an alarming rate and kids say the darndest things.
Parents and children are spending a lot more time together during the coronavirus pandemic, especially with people working from home and now a very long summer school break.
With work, school and life all happening in the same place, many parents have set new boundaries with their children to make sure they can still get things done (because we know they really need to get done).
Notes as a form of communication, especially during very important video meetings, seem to be a popular rule.
But when you’re a tot in this big, scary world, anything from not having enough snacks to a toilet emergency seems like VERY URGENT NEWS.
My friend’s daughter just entered his home workspace and wordlessly handed this note to him while he was on a conference call pic.twitter.com/qfd8SY09GP— Helen Rosner (@hels) July 10, 2020
After writer Helen Rosner posted her friend’s encounter with a cheeky message on Friday, many parents chimed in with their correspondence with children. And poop is a common thread.
I have saved these and am going to use them for embarrassment fuel when my daughters are older. Got this a few years ago during a conference call at home too. She was right...it was not good. pic.twitter.com/18bm1Kg9FQ— Jeff Caldwell (@jeffacaldwell) July 10, 2020
It’s not all crappy, though.
Just turned my notebook page on hour 4.5 of zoom today and found this from my kid. I mean, if I did this she might well not be “there for me”, it’s relatively unlikely in fact - but I love the note and that she thinks of me. pic.twitter.com/aCmmxyZSsM— Osgoode Institute for Feminist Legal Studies (@OsgoodeIFLS) May 29, 2020
I’m in zoom...