A few short months ago, working from home was the dream. You can set your own schedule, only shower when things get really dire, wear pajamas all day, eat ice cream for lunch without judgment…but only if you’re child-free, or your kids are old enough to go to school (or you pay for them to go to daycare).

If you work from home while young kids live from home, well…the work part should be in quotations.

A fact that these 15 images illustrate perfectly.

15. It’s impossible to do it all at the same time.

But if you’re staying home all of the time, feel free to touch your face.

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mum life 💁 #crazyAF #sendtequila #mamadisrupt

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14. You learn to be very productive in very short spurts.

But I mean. It’s not a perfect system.

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Working 9 till 5 is a thing of the past. #psychologist #mentalhealth #castlehill #hillsdistrict #bluebirdpsychology #castlehillpsychologist #hillsdistrictpsychologist #working9to5 #workingfromhomewithkids #workingfromhome

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13. I was just waiting for it.

The quiet time lasted longer than I expected.

12. They’re getting soooo much screen time.

There’s no such thing as too much right now.

11. You really just need the right motivation.

Now, where to find a microscope and some “willing” blood donors.

10. The “say no to chocolate” is particularly true.

Also pouring the entire bottle of wine.

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Didn’t even add in the school work because, well, there’s too many curse words to fit into the above dimensions 🤣🙈. #momtruths

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9. The kids are eating so. much. food.

Most of it is junk and I just don’t care.

8. They don’t respect any other boundary you’ve set.

So why would you think this one would be any different?

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Working from home can be a challenge. Conference calls and small kids don’t mix sometimes. We are trying a new system that’s working pretty nicely. I took an old cookie sheet and painted a traffic light on it. Added an old fridge magnet to signal to the kids when they can visit dad in his office. Please excuse the overall messiness of the the sign-All I had was a grinder wheel to cut the metal. I’m still learning how to use chisel brushes for lettering. If you try this at home, a sharpie paint pen would work much better. I should have staggered the design with carbon paper instead of just freehanding-that’s what I get for being lazy on prep work I guess. #handmadesign #workingfromhome #workingfromhomesolutions #workingfromhomewithkids #upcycleculture #upcyclistfurniture

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7. Yes, they are adorable.

Yes, they are giant distractions. Both can be true.

6. That seems like it should about cover it.

I mean, you’re wrong, but you tried.

5. You can call CPS, but they’re probably really busy.

I could use the break.

4. I have recently relegated myself to the closet office.

It’s a lot cozier than one might think.

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Is “bathroom office” a thing? That one doesn’t seem good. #hedgerhumor #humor #lol #lifemoments #webcomic #cartoon #comic #illustration #coronavirus #covid_19 #quarantinememes #stayhome #selfisolation #workingfromhome #homeoffice #workathome

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3. I bet it took most people less than two weeks to get there.

Teachers are going to be getting so much booze for gifts whenever we’re back in school.

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😳 Can anyone relate?! 💙 Give me a double tap if you can! . 💪🏻 Stay strong everyone. You may be trying to create a minute by minute schedule for your kids, but what we all need right now is to feel loved and comforted. Don’t worry about them regressing in school, go with the flow and take each day as it comes. . Today was a tough one for us, with tantrums, hits and testing the boundaries, and it was only day one! 🤦🏻‍♀️ But I’m not going to dwell on it, as there are plenty more days like this to come. There will be the best of times and the worst of times. But we’re all in the same boat. Sending love guys 😘 . 💭 How was your day? Are you channelling your inner Mary Poppins or turning into Miss Hannigan?! . . . . #selfisolation #workingfromhomeproblems #workingfromhomelife #workingfromhomewithkids #workingfromhometoday #toughdays #keepcalmandsmile #katrinahassan #sparkjoylondon #tomorrowsanewday

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2. And he’s definitely not sorry about it.

Nor will he offer to in any way assist in the process of putting back together.

1. Even if she’s NOT so great…

Add to cart.

As someone who has “worked” from home for nigh these many (3) years, I can confirm all of this.

Raise a glass, my friends.

We’ll figure out a way to make this work eventually.