17 Parents Share the Most Memorable Things Their Kids Have Said During Zoom Meetings
Now, Zoom is life. From work, to school to Thanksgiving gatherings, it’s how we safely see other people we used to see in-person.
While Zoom can be great, it also has its drawbacks. Mainly, the biggest drawback is that many people who are using it are using it while they are at home with the rest of the people in their household. That means that another family member could easily interrupt a Zoom meeting.
If you have been on Zoom for work or school, you have probably seen a child suddenly appear and say or do something hilarious. It may not be hilarious at the time, and it may not be hilarious to the parent he or she was interrupting, but with perspective, we just have to laugh.
Scroll down to read 17 tweets written by people who had children interrupt their Zoom meeting and by people who witnessed this happening to someone else. Get ready to laugh at how 2020 this is.
The kids just ran shirtless past my husband’s Zoom meeting and one of them shouted, “BUT ARE THEY NIBBLES OR NIPPLES???” so that’s how working from home is going today
— Melissa Bowers (@MelissaBowers_) April 14, 2020
And for today’s Zoom Conference Call entertainment – my child can be heard performing what I can only assume is an exorcism on her troll dolls. And fart noises. Please don’t fire me.
— Amanda Marcotte | Mediocre Mommy (@storiesofamom) April 7, 2020
My kids just pounded on my office door yelling “FBI – open up!!!” when I was on a work call, so yeah, I’m totally looking forward to them going back to school in-person.
— Robert Knop (@FatherWithTwins) November 2, 2020
My 4yo daughter interrupted the zoom graduate oral exam I was sitting on to demand my can of seltzer, then threw her head back and chugged the whole thing in front of everyone.
— Phil Gentry (@pmgentry) April 7, 2020
Yesterday my profs 4 year old daughter interrupted our zoom meeting thrice demanding to be put in her Rapunzel dress and each time he reminded her she did not own a Rapunzel dress which caused a look of betrayal so intense to spread across her face that even i was mad at him
— biological stasis (@LipstickFacade) March 31, 2020
So far I’ve awkwardly apologized for:• my cat typing nonsense on my computer in a work group chat• my toddler screaming “I NEED HELP WIPING” on a conference call • and the choral musings of Frozen 2 on repeat. Working from home is going great.
— Amanda Marcotte | Mediocre Mommy (@storiesofamom) March 18, 2020
My husband just told me that on a work call today, he said, “OK, I’m hanging up,” and our 3 year old said, “OK, I’m hanging butt.” It’s the best thing that’s happened to me this week tbh
— Jessica Grose (@JessGrose) March 21, 2020
A perk of the whole fam working at home: my 15yo son was able to interrupt his Dad’s zoom meeting to tell him he’s officially taller than him. #6feetandgrowing
— Liz McGuire (@ewmcguire) April 23, 2020
Pure professionalism at the zoom faculty meeting, on mute while my kid says a single word, over and over again, and that word is waffles. pic.twitter.com/E59nlxWcf9
— caleb smith (@calebsmith203) May 12, 2020
Kids: Are you on a work call?Me: Yes.Kids: okay [all use saucepans as drums to recreate STOMP]
— Rodney Lacroix (@RodLacroix) July 30, 2020
A coworker’s kid kept jumping in on zoom wearing a dinosaur costume and his mom said “that’s my interrupt-asaurus” with the straightest of faces I am deceased
— Becky Brinkerhoff (@beckythehoff) October 30, 2020
Little known fact: The loudest sound ever recorded is a child announcing that their brother is pooping while their father is on a work related zoom call with an unmuted mic…
— No Idea: Daddy Blog (@byclintedwards) October 8, 2020
Just heard the four words I dread most when I’m on a work call: “Can someone wipe me?”
— Jessica Grose (@JessGrose) July 2, 2020
My son (5) ran in and interrupted my husband’s zoom meeting recently. He repeatedly yelled at his coworkers “what’s 999,999 plus 1!?!?” while watching himself jump up and down on the screen ?? Luckily it was a company happy hour ?♀️
— Marlisa Pillsbury, PhD (@Marlipie) August 13, 2020
[zoom call]boss: are you there?my kid: *into mic* daddy’s taking a pee
— The Dad (@thedad) April 21, 2020
During a one hour zoom call this afternoon, my son interrupted me to ask “What is an invasive species? What is abundant?” And finally, “what is civilization?” That last one might take a while to answer…
— Erin Marie Furtak (@furtak) April 15, 2020
So my kid interrupted my zoom lab meeting to inform me (and everyone else) that “daddy is pooping.” How’s your day going? Mine is in serious need of boundaries.
— Sarah Stern (@sarah_stern) March 20, 2020