Sunday, September 8, 2019

When the Door Opens

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The unexpected can hit at the turn of a door knob. You are working at home and all is going well. Papers, reports and whatever. All was going well until the door knob turns.

So, here you go, following the family of Professor Robert Kelly, BBC correspondent from South Korea. 




Suddenly Dr. Kelly is a viral superstar. But is he the star? Or will sweet Megan Marian Kelly achieve the role of Ruler of the World?



Who knows what will be next? Will it be another turn of the doorknob? Will it be a tizzy tantrum outside the office door? 

How about the family dog barking loudly? Needs a walk? Who would walk the dog while taking the children to the park?

Maybe it would be Mom chasing after two screaming children? And one of those children is vomiting? Who will clean up the vomit? And, how about changing diapers?

The truth is that work is work, no matter where. If it were an invasion of a 4 year old or an invasion of fellow workers, work is always work. It just has more possibilities, which is a darn good thing.

The real super star is Mom, as we all know very well.






44 comments:

  1. That was a hoot. I love how the mom came flying in, corralling the children and trying to get them out the door. You are absolutely correct that the real super star is MOM!

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    1. As we know, Moms rescue their family in so many ways.

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  2. It's a rather sweet 'turning of the knob'.
    Many parents, nowadays, work from home, so kids are an integral part of this kind of work.

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    1. My son has an 16 mo. old boy who is fast on his feet. Mom is working at home as well, and both are staying on task. Another baby boy is due end of October.

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  3. When The Door Opens sounds like the name of a soap opera. The video is adorable. It shows how comfortable the child is with Dad.

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    1. Isn't it a crack-up? that little girl is quite the character.

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  4. Super. I love your take off on this one, and YES tis one tough person the mama. The first real multi-tasker, the first re-cycler and the best psychologists and psychiatrists in the world. And also the best all round person in the world....
    Love this one.
    Sherry and jack. (Sherry dictated this one, LOL)

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  5. Kids are great. They love their parents and its always awesome to see such love unfolding before our eyes. We treasure and love our children because they mean so much to us.

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  6. lol she just waltzed in without a care. All it takes is the turn of a doorknob indeed. Moms do do it all.

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    1. Megan prances in with a dance in a yellow jacket.

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  7. I remember that video when it first occurred. I loved it. Some otherwise serious pundits loved it too. I think that it will be remembered long time.

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  8. Hilarious!
    All the same, I can't help but suspect (that) super mom' may be a Stepford Wife.

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  9. I remember this video when it happened, it was so funny. The funniest part was the mum flying in and then crouching down to avoid the camera.

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  10. That was a funny video when it hit.
    No matter where you work, things can go wrong.

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    1. AND it is still funny! I still giggled when I posted it.

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  11. I've seen that before. Who can blame what people do when things go wrong on live tv?

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    1. Something like this should be common on TV, not the reality TV whoops.

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  12. Yes, Mom is always there, picking up the pieces.

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    1. Mom always picks up the pieces, wipes the tears, places bandaids. Moms hold the world together.

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  13. But of course. Dads were designed for comic relief!

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  14. Yeah, that was funny. Kids don't get when mom and dad have adult work to do.

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    1. The work parents have to do cannot be perceived by kids until they are the parents.

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  15. I love it. And I know -- you never mess with mom!

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    1. I tell my kids that moms carry swords, even if they might be wood.

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  16. Sheesh! It's not like the world's gonna end if his broadcast is disrupted for a few seconds. At least she wasn't waving an embarrassing object, or shouting naughty words. I think he could lighten up a bit.

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  17. I had no idea news presenters could work from home. If he's only on screen for a short time, perhaps he could lock the door for that time.

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  18. I remember this video and it gave me a big smile today. What a little scene stealer she is and gotta love Mom's desperate attempt to make it all right. She is the hero.

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    1. I wonder where they all are, what they are doing. She is a superstar.

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  19. this is funny not embarrassing i think ,i enjoyed the amusing invasion :)

    it is life and anything that lighten it is lovely

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  20. Yes, my Mother was wonderful and we were too involved is our own struggles for survival to fully show our appreciation, but I’m sure she now knows 🌹

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    1. Same here. I look back at the decades of Mom and her care. I wish I had made my appreciation known.

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  21. I was a stay at home mom and worked super hard when my kids were little. I would have loved to also have brought in extra income by working from home. But my kids never thought I worked and would have interrupted me, I'm sure.

    Teresa

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    1. I hear your pain. Like you, having some extra $$ would have been great.

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