I say the darndest things…

As parent who works full time from home my workday shouldn’t be greatly disrupted by my tween being home sick from school, none the less I catch myself saying some of the darndest things while trying to focus on work while she’s around…

  • Please put David Tennant down, I can’t concentrate on work when you’re squeaking his coat.
  • Options for kids home sick from school in this house are limited to going to bed to sleep, sitting quietly on the couch while watching Lord of the Rings, doing your homework, and cleaning your room. Everything else is outlawed.
  • Stop that. And that.
  • If I hear a single squeak or song out of those big eyed lemurs they’re going back to the zoo.
  • Sick kids don’t get candy.
  • Yes, Elijah Wood would make a very pretty woman, but that’s Frodo not Arwen.
  • No my adding machine is not voice activated, but I can talk to it if I want.

I’m thinking it’s best to just talk to myself during the workday…

About camikaos

As a lifelong writer Cami has always been inquisitive and curious. It’s a quality that has left her enamored with the ever-changing world of technology and the people who build it. That’s how she found herself smack in the middle of the Portland tech scene 10 years ago, first with blogs and then events and podcasting. While back in the day she focused on innovative podcasts such Strange Love Live and memePDX and events like 30 Hour Day, she now spends more time making order out of chaos in her life, parenting, work and from time to time camikaos.com. Having lived in Portland, Oregon for nearly 20 years, she can’t imagine making another city her home, or finding a place better suited for raising her daughter. Cami works at Automattic as a community organizer for the WordPress open source project, overseeing the WordCamp community conference program. She can be found, quite often, on Twitter as @camikaos.
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One Response to I say the darndest things…

  1. BeingAngel says:

    If my knucklehead is home sick or has a day off I spend most of the time telling him to turn it down or to stay out of the fridge!

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