A Floridian mom of three was just walking out of her shower, naked of course, when her 7-year-old was on a Zoom call.
You see where this is going, right? Yes, she flashes the 7-year-old and her friends.
The mother had just stepped out of the shower and was simply walking across her bedroom when it all happened — unbeknownst to her.
“Hopped in the shower. Jumped out. Threw my hair up in a towel. Leisurely sauntered across the room to grab my clothes,” the mom wrote in a Facebook post on May 5. “THEN. IT. HAPPENED.”
“I heard a small voice say ‘hang on one second’ and then another one say ‘I think we need to hang up, we are going to get in trouble,'” she continued. “Ummmm, where in the heck are these voices coming from?”
Allegedly, the voices were coming from the bed where Smith’s 7-year-old daughter had decided to take her latest Zoom call.
“The perfectly angled computer sitting atop a pillow on my bed,” Smith recalled, of her youngest child’s Zoom call setup. “Her computer was on my pillow, camera facing the middle of the room, she was on her stomach tucked under the covers.”
But unbeknownst to Smith, she had just walked by her daughter’s friends completely naked.
“I don’t know why she was in my bed!” the mom said in a Facebook video, through fits of laughter.
“But what do I do? Do I like write an apology note to the parents? Or do you just pretend like it didn’t happen, or call them all liars and that they didn’t really see it?”
The part that sent Smith over the edge was that she of people was the one to contribute to a Zoom “accident.”
“How is this real life?!” she went on, attempting to not die laughing. “I watch this stuff online and I’m like, ‘They’re lying, that didn’t really happen … except it does! It really really happens! And now, a 1st-grade class just got a biology lesson … FROM ME!”
And while Smith was obviously mortified, she claims she was just doing her best.
“This wasn’t in the parenting handbook,” she wrote in her Facebook post. “Virtual schooling is hard. Balancing everything is hard. Not being able to exist in your own house without knowing where a zoom call might pop up is HARD.”
But despite the world and its current chaos-state, there is still a silver lining of embarrassing (and humiliating) moments to make us chuckle.
“May my humiliation make you giggle tonight,” she resolved. “I hate pictures, I hate videos, there is little proof of my existence beyond live interactions. But, for some reason I picked up my phone to document my embarrassment.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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