Working at home with children

 

So it’s here again – the school holidays!

 

As I work for myself, in my own time, I naturally have them at home with me whilst I work from home.

 

I have 4 children. 2 girls aged 12 & 10 and 2 boys aged 6 & 4.

 

The 12 year old is a model student and never causes a problem.

 

The 10 year old is highly gifted and she knows it!

 

The 6 year old is the nicest kid in the world – he loves everyone and everything.

 

The 4 year old breaks everything and has energy levels that make Jack Russells look lazy. All good runs come to an end I guess but I’m sure he’ll grow out of it!

 

The 4 year old goes to pre-school so I just have the others. Thing is, they’re a drain on my concentration.

 

The Disney Channel is on (with it’s horrendous overacted shows.)

 

They all want to sit on the reclining chair.

 

They’re hungry. They’re thirsty. I get beckoned to see what one of the cats is doing (it was just laying on their bed.)

 

Collectively they’re a distraction despite being really well behaved.

 

However, it truly is the wonder of working for yourself.

 

I love having the free time to spend with my children. Not just during the holidays but being able to pick them up, go to shows/sports days etc and not have to book a day off.

 

That is a massive driving factor in my life choices.

 

But they’re a distraction!

 

The important things can be done tonight. This blog post, I can do now and be distracted. so long as theirs no grammar or spelling mistackes, we should be fine.

 

Today I’ve had loads of conversations going on LinkedIn and it’s an ideal time to reply to everyone.

 

Now I can leave everything until this evening and take them for a walk somewhere as I’m also fortunate to live in Suffolk with its beautiful countryside!

 

I’d love to know how others in my situation deal with it. Comments always welcome!