Schools are closed, you're working from home, and you can't have your kid stay over at their grandparents' place. This situation means that parents are spending more time than ever before with their adorable munchkins. Now, they're getting into all kinds of trouble and driving their parents bananas!

Bored Panda has collected a bunch of funny photos showing the struggles and joys of parenting during the quarantine. Life can be very fun(ny) when you're with your kids all day, every day. However, that means that coming up with activities to keep your children busy is more important than before.

Scroll down, upvote your favorite of these funny kids, and share your own stories about the coronavirus lockdown in the comments below, dear Pandas. When you're done enjoying this list, be sure to check out our post with some great parenting hacks on homeschooling your children during the quarantine right here.

#1

Keep The Kids Busy While At Home

Keep The Kids Busy While At Home

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Lisa loves cats
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3 months ago

this is a pretty smart idea!

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I Know The C-Virus Is Scary, But Try Working With A 4 Year-Old Dressed Like Spiderman Perched On The Kitchen Table Behind You. Day 6

I Know The C-Virus Is Scary, But Try Working With A 4 Year-Old Dressed Like Spiderman Perched On The Kitchen Table Behind You. Day 6

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khyati desai
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3 months ago

Lol, this is awesome

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#3

Y’all I’m Dying! This Is Ben’s Journal Entry From Monday About Our First “Home School” Day. That Last Sentence

Y’all I’m Dying! This Is Ben’s Journal Entry From Monday About Our First “Home School” Day. That Last Sentence

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Kate S
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3 months ago

Points for style

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You're trying to finish your report right before the deadline, but your kid is running around pretending to be a superhero. Or you want to sit down and watch some TV, but that's the moment you realize that your toddler broke it. Ah, the wonders of raising kids! It's a challenge, but there are things you can do so you can focus on your work.

For instance, Allyssa McCabe, a psychology professor at the University of Massachusetts, told The Atlantic that it's easier to keep kids busy during the workday without supervision the older they are. But for those readers out there who have young kids, don't panic just yet!

“For young children, independent play is tough. They really need social interaction. Parents will be tempted to hand over an iPhone or iPad or the like. This is understandable, but parents should also know that the younger the child, the worse this is for their language and cognitive development.”

#4

Maybe I Shouldn’t Have Outsourced My Home-Schooling

Maybe I Shouldn’t Have Outsourced My Home-Schooling

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glowworm2
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3 months ago

Wait until he starts teaching them how to drink out of the toilet!

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#5

Day 12

Day 12

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Kate S
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3 months ago

Keeping it real

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#6

It's A Trap

It's A Trap

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Xavier Wescott
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3 months ago

lol :)

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Instead of making your kid sit surrounded with electronic devices all day long, it's best to go for something that will actually help with their development. Give them art supplies or Play-Doh to get them creating!

Meanwhile, Michelle Martin, a professor at the University of Washington's Informations School and the founder of a children's summer literacy program, recommended that parents play their kids some audiobooks.

You'll be able to focus on work and your child will be engaged and learning. And the best part? While your kid's listening to Harry Potter, you can sneakily listen in, too, when you're taking a break. Now that's a win-win situation if we've ever seen one!

#7

Day 10 Of Quarantine. I Think My Kid Is Up To Something

Day 10 Of Quarantine. I Think My Kid Is Up To Something

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glowworm2
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3 months ago

Just summoning her imaginary friend!

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#8

Tolerance

Tolerance

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Vicky
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3 months ago

Same here

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#9

"Daaaad, We're Bored!" (Day 1 Of Lockdown) "Ummm Ok, Strip This Laptop Down, And This Desktop, And Then Rebuild Them"

"Daaaad, We're Bored!" (Day 1 Of Lockdown) "Ummm Ok, Strip This Laptop Down, And This Desktop, And Then Rebuild Them"

My god it's the most peace and quiet I've had all week!

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sh
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3 months ago

STEM for the win.

Bill
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3 months ago

Th un s is what parents should be doing with their kids. Parents are ultimately responsible for their education. Tomorrow have them change the oil and rotate the tires.

danielw
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3 months ago

naw. tomorrow, teach them to build a networked supercomputer. then... teach them to code. and then... uh... unleash them on the world.

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SAF saf
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3 months ago

Ha! and on carpet!? i'm guessing these items were already not functioning right?

Blobbert
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3 months ago

I hope they were not functional! Computers are expensive.

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ezPZ
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3 months ago

That IS difficult and challenging. And kinda personal growth. Good for yo.... For everybody. This is awesome

Chelsea Winters
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3 months ago

My kids have already taken apart an old coffee maker and a microwave.

M O'Connell
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3 months ago

Show them how to make an arc welder out of the microwave guts :) and a rudimentary smelting furnace out of the coffee maker element. Take your kids into the iron age ;)

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Max Han
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3 months ago

Home schooling just got a whole easier

胡くん
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3 months ago

and then all laptops are broken, 'cause they cannot reassemble the laptops once they strip them down. "Boss, I am sorry but my laptops are all broken. I cannot work."

Joe Haveman
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3 months ago

But on a carpet with no static strap?!?

Lucy Bell
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3 months ago

Awsome!

Esther Vazquez
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3 months ago

i sure hope that they know how to fix the problem with laptop and put it back together???

Edith Sobczyk
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3 months ago

Lol 😸

Aitchilm
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3 months ago

Now that’s a great idea. Unless of course you may need those two devices.

CherryCola♥
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3 months ago

DAD I FOUND A NEW HOBBY!!!!!!!!!

Water Bottle
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3 months ago

I want to do that

The Game
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3 months ago

They can actually learn a lot from doing this. Great job man.

Umbreon AMVs
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3 months ago

Me, an introvert. *P A T H E T I C*

TyreGuy
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3 months ago

Laptop ruined forever

Laura Crawley
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3 months ago

Love Love LOVE this! I’m one of those too, being over 50 yrs old so I was not encouraged, but my daughter codes and is engineering! Power to Tech Chics!

Maggie Collins
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3 months ago

You are a very brave man...

Idaaoyama
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3 months ago

This is awesome parenting done right! Spending quality time with the kids and they are learning something useful in a fun way at the same time!

Patrice Caval
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3 months ago

😎 cool!

Jason's Human
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3 months ago

Carpet is conductive. Building on a carpet is a no no. Hope it works though!

Tamar Clarke
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3 months ago

Future computer scientists in the making

Wanda Hobbs
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3 months ago

Love this! You kids rock! Good Luck.

backatya
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3 months ago

Good way to train them to make good money afterwards lol

Angelina Slavik
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3 months ago

I love doing that

Kathy Brown
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3 months ago (edited)

My sister's boy did experiments . One started a fire, another knocked out the electricty.

Zach Tan
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3 months ago

But you didn't tell them waht to rebuild them as.

Ruth Dyke
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3 months ago

This project seem to be working well for everyone.

Fran Stateler
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3 months ago

They love the tiny tools.

Margarita Romero-Dunlap
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3 months ago

awesome!

Starlee87
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3 months ago

That's what's up.. teach en something new to do.... upgrade that laptop

Dave Chapman
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3 months ago

I would have already done that a few times when I was a kid, although we didn't have computers at home back then. I took everything apart, but I couldn't always get them back together and that got me in trouble a few times. Took apart a brand new alarm clock I got for Christmas or something once, a neat one with a double bell and clanger on top, but my Dad was PISSED! Still, I learned a lot about being handy and using a logical method to do things, last summer I diagnosed and Fixed a malfunctioning plasma TV...and I know shit about plasma TV's...;) so good for this Dad helping his kids develop fine motor skills and critical thinking.

Joyce Berman
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3 months ago

Really terrific idea.

SteFaqs
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3 months ago

Nerds make the best dads! Like mine! :)

Teresa Groth
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3 months ago

Think about the cost for this quiet when you have to replace these items if they can’t remember how to get them both to work again!

Kris “ADHD_Carrier” Dudoich
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3 months ago

Brilliant!

Catherine Hildebrand
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3 months ago

My son would have eaten that up, too❗️

Joe San Miguel
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3 months ago

Brilliant. A practical skill to learn and I imagine challenging .

Mark Doering
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3 months ago

This is awesome. My dad always had me do this as a kid; radios, repeaters, watt meters, tape machines, a depth sounder off his boat, etc. I loved it. Though one time, he said "ok, now put it back together" and I started crying and said "but I cut the wires... 😭" he didn't really need it put back together, but that has remained a running joke with us some 30 years later.

Hisako DarkFire
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3 months ago

probs shouldnt be doin that on a carpet tho, if u can teach them to use cardboard as a anti static so they dont kill the motnehrboard please :D my ocd goin nuts right now x'D <3 nice to see 2 new techy in the work :D

Richard Bolger
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3 months ago

Great idea. hahaha

Johanne Trudeau
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3 months ago

Kudos Dad!! Those computers will never work again but it's keeping them occupied...

Jane Dorothy Warner
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3 months ago

Wow. I want these kids :)

Patty Leaton
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3 months ago

hmm good luck

Janice Amrani
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3 months ago

Brilliant!

Kasangaki Dominic
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3 months ago

Good future engineers.

danielw
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3 months ago

plot twist: dad accidentally gave them his work desktop... and now has to use the Pentium 2 for work. Could be worse, my first pc was a Pentium 486 running redhat.

Jacquie Gariano
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3 months ago

And so, did they work after they were finished??

Roy Spaan
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3 months ago

Just wait until they cánt put it back together. Those were 2 perfectly good distraction devices.

Grace noll
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3 months ago

Genius

LuckyCorgi
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3 months ago

These kids are going places!

Steve Barker
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3 months ago

Two hours later "OK they're fixed......I'm BORED".

Max L.
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3 months ago

That didn't work. Did it ?

Noez 🇸🇪
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3 months ago

This would keep my dad amused, good tip!

Johnny Q Mattie
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3 months ago

Smart Father. Teaching his kids!

jule malone
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3 months ago

bloody brilliant!!

Kelly
Community Member
3 months ago

Nice re-post. Just do it with an old pc.

Emi Asanuma
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3 months ago

well done Mr. dad. So smart..

ZanePlayz
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2 months ago

are you bored now?

YEJEE SIM
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2 months ago

those kids are SMART!

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#10

Came Across This On My Morning Walk

Came Across This On My Morning Walk

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FF Bougnat
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3 months ago

Freaking! Looks like horror movie...

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#11

Working From Home As A Parent

Working From Home As A Parent

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3nails4holes
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3 months ago

amateur. that's masking tape. it doesn't have the holding power you need for two kids who have exhibited moderate levels of age-appropriate strength. i recommend t-rex duct tape for this particular job. you're welcome.

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#12

The New Office View

The New Office View

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-= Mila =-
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3 months ago

Barricade the door!

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#13

My Son Discovered That I'm Not Really At Work, But Am Working From Home

My Son Discovered That I'm Not Really At Work, But Am Working From Home

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Zoe's Mom
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3 months ago

'Here's Johnny"

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#14

My Kiddo Cut His Hair Yesterday, Then Agreed To Let Me Have A Little Fun With It Before We Fixed It

My Kiddo Cut His Hair Yesterday, Then Agreed To Let Me Have A Little Fun With It Before We Fixed It

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Max Han
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3 months ago

He looks like a junior professor

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#15

The Children Are Home From School For Two Weeks. Send Help

The Children Are Home From School For Two Weeks. Send Help

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Kate S
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3 months ago

I know I'm not supposed to claw the little humans, but desperate times....

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#16

Schools And Sports Are Cancelled. Social Distancing. I Have Three Kids. Our Cozy Fort

Schools And Sports Are Cancelled. Social Distancing. I Have Three Kids. Our Cozy Fort

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ƒιѕн
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3 months ago

Forts.Are.Awesome.

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#17

Isolation's Going Well

Isolation's Going Well

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JessG
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3 months ago

Where were you that this was going on for so long?!?

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#18

Using My Tears To Clean The Crusted Green Paint Speckled All Over Our House

Using My Tears To Clean The Crusted Green Paint Speckled All Over Our House

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-= Mila =-
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3 months ago

Nickelodeon!

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#19

Working From Home

Working From Home

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glowworm2
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3 months ago

This one is awesome. Chill dad!

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#20

Day 2 Of 6 Week Break And My Kid Already Broke Our TV

Day 2 Of 6 Week Break And My Kid Already Broke Our TV

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Lisa loves cats
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3 months ago

whelp on to the board games

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#21

Tired Of Your Kids Barging In While You Try To Get Some Work Done At Home? Underwear On The Doorknob Works Wonders

Tired Of Your Kids Barging In While You Try To Get Some Work Done At Home? Underwear On The Doorknob Works Wonders

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Carol Emory
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3 months ago

Especially if they've been worn already and come complete with skid mark.

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#22

I Run A DnD Campaign For My 5-Year-Old And 3-Year-Old. Here Is Our Health And Initiative Tracker

I Run A DnD Campaign For My 5-Year-Old And 3-Year-Old. Here Is Our Health And Initiative Tracker

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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3 months ago

Awesome!

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#23

We Went From “Home-Schooling” To A Roller Skating Party Real Quick

We Went From “Home-Schooling” To A Roller Skating Party Real Quick

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Kate S
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3 months ago

Physical education is important too

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#24

I'm Regretting Panic Buying $100 Worth Of LEGO's To End Up With My Children Ignoring Them And Instead Playing With A Cardboard Box And A Can Lid For The Last 2 Hours

I'm Regretting Panic Buying $100 Worth Of LEGO's To End Up With My Children Ignoring Them And Instead Playing With A Cardboard Box And A Can Lid For The Last 2 Hours

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Jim Kang
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3 months ago

Love the creativity.

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#25

I Guess That's How People Will Go Bankrupt

I Guess That's How People Will Go Bankrupt

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sh
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3 months ago

This is why I can't procreate... I have no patience for this type of thing.

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#26

Work From Home

Work From Home

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Ryan Baker
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3 months ago

The best thing is the dad (I assume) is fine with the kid texting his boss random letters, numbers, and emojis, so it ends up like:

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#27

Day 2 Working From Home With This Little Terror

Day 2 Working From Home With This Little Terror

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slackjack
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3 months ago

How could such an angelic face be such a terror?

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#28

While The World Is Fighting Over Toilet Paper, My Toddler Is Giving Ours A Bath

While The World Is Fighting Over Toilet Paper, My Toddler Is Giving Ours A Bath

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khyati desai
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3 months ago

Nooooo

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#29

Break Time. Homeschooling

Break Time. Homeschooling

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Soggy Crumpet
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3 months ago

Looks like yard time when you are in jail

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#30

Day 7 Of Quarantine. Wearing Minnie Mouse Ears Whilst Bench Pressing Kids

Day 7 Of Quarantine. Wearing Minnie Mouse Ears Whilst Bench Pressing Kids

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REDNEKNATION
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3 months ago

awesome dad right their. wish my dad was that fun

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