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— BBC Newsbeat (@BBCNewsbeat) March 10, 2017
Parents who work from home know what a struggle it can be to get long, uninterrupted periods of quiet. And today, one professor just trying to do a news interview from home this morning feels that statement more than ever.
Robert Kelly, a professor of political science at Pusan National University, was being interviewed live on BBC about how South Korea’s president Park Geun-hye is being ousted from power. Serious matters, people. But the political interview was soon taken over by unexpected show-stealers: his kids.
First, a little kid wearing glasses and a yellow sweater walks in doing a little dance and goes up to the computer screen to see what he’s doing. As he realizes that his preschooler’s now in the room, he tries to keep a straight face and puts his arm up as way to say, “You need to leave.” At this point, the news anchor has notified him of the child.
But wait, there’s more!
Just as the preschooler gets comfy on a nearby seat, a baby in a walker strolls into the room, too! At this point, Kelly is probably thinking, Oh sh*t…just keep a straight face and keep talking. And honestly, he does an amazing job at keeping it profesh.
He was bound to crack, though. About two seconds after the baby strolls in, his wife, Jung-a Kim, frantically rushes into the room and grabs the kids. As she tries to head out of the room, the walker gets stuck for a second, but eventually fits through the door. Then, she realizes she left the door open and immediately crawls back to it and closes it while still on her knees.
The situation was handled masterfully by the professor. Not once did he look behind him or start laughing. He finishes the interview on a serious note and the anchor says thanks and “there’s a first time for everything. I know you’ve got some children who need you.”
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