This life hack is exactly what working parents may need right now as you balance the fact that your home is your office and your kids are your co-workers.
Kate Danielson, a Chicago mom who is the founder and executive director of a non-profit, created a guide for kids that she posted outside her home office.
The guide makes sure her kids respect that she has another job, besides being a mom.
It says, "Hi there! I'm working!"
It then lists a series of color coded conditions ranging from green meaning, "Come on in, I'd love your company." Light red meaning, "I'm in a meeting and unless you're bleeding or on fire I don't want to see or hear you."
Finally - there's defcon red, meaning, "If you come in this room, or make a noise in this house, you will shortly be bleeding or on fire."
She also includes a list of frequently asked questions that are pre-answered.
"What are we doing today? The same thing we do everyday."
"Can you help me with my homework? Ask Dad."
"What's for dinner? I Don't know yet."
She now has kindly made printable versions of those signs. DOWNLOAD HERE
Chicago mom's color-coded guide for kids in quarantine goes viral