After a late night (got home at midnight, driving through an ice storm), I woke up early to a rash of crisis from clients calling with minor changes in ISP-servers causing issues with email, websites, etc. No biggie, evidently CenturyLink didn’t send out the memo. I fixed the problem and got to work on my next project.
Until my desk was taken over by the Crazy Two-Year-Olds who reside in my home currently. Yup, two of them. Sitting on the side arm of my desk, playing peek-a-boo, poke-poke, and tickeliclelicle while I work this morning.
This is not uncommon. In fact, more often than not, I’m invited to play “cars” in lieu of coffee, for my morning break. Vrooom Vrooom.
So, how does this Grandma get her work done?
- No games on the computer.
- Facebook aps are a no-no.
- Put the boom-booms down for naps and work my buns off while they sleep.
- Hide and seek. They hide under their blankies within view of my desk and wait until I finish my “project” so I can seek them. (Who wants to count to 100 when they can write a hundred words instead?)
- Exercise breaks to chase toddlers around the stair case, or pick up toys.
- Color time when the phone rings, or when Grandma has to make a call. (The arm of the desk comes in really handy then.)
So, today, when the Two-Twoozies climbed up on the arm of my desk and started poking Gramma with a game of peek-a-boo, Gramma set the timer and played for 15 minutes. Letting them make noise, making faces, and playing for break time.
Now, I have my coffee – and I’m working again. I love break time!