As anyone who has been working from home while looking after children during the COVID-19 pandemic knows, things don’t always go to plan.
Mum of two and chief meteorologist at ABC News, Ginger Zee, found this out in a very public way when her adorable toddler Miles crashed her live TV cross on Wednesday.
Ginger was taking Good Morning America’s millions of viewers through the devastating bushfire situation in California when her two-year-old boy wandered in front of the greenscreen, popping his head up just off the state’s coastline.
Oblivious to the camera and his mum’s job on one of the country’s most-watched morning programs, the little guy just wanted to show off some of his drawings.
To her credit, Ginger handled the unexpected situation like a pro, calmly taking the handful of paper off Miles.
“This hasn’t happened in a long time — apologies!” she told viewers.
“No school today,” she added by way of explanation.
Ginger shared the cute clip on Twitter, earning praise from fans for her poise and good humour.
“You didn’t even miss a beat! #SuperMomMeteorologist,” wrote one.
“Real life and you handle it like the pro that you are. I think you should hire him,” joked another.
It’s not the first time Miles has made an unscripted cameo while Ginger was presenting from home. Back in May, he tottered onto his mum’s make-shift set asking for a doughnut.
Again, Ginger took it in her stride, saying that her ‘little friend’ was after a sweet treat. She later explained in an Instagram post that even though Miles has only had two doughnuts in his life, he’s still obsessed with them.
Ginger and her husband Ben Aaron live in Rockland County, New York, with their two sons, two-year-old Miles and Adrian, four.