It’s Grandma’s Fault!

Mollie Hemingway of The Federalist has one of the best things I have read so far on the BBC video that went viral today.  Here it is:

And here is a taste of Hemingway’s piece:

We have a late-breaking addition of Grandma Kelly. Like all good grandmothers, she has taken the blame for the grandkids’ unruly behavior:

Mrs Kelly, the professor’s mother, said she and her husband Joseph usually Skype with Robert, his wife Jung-a Kim and the two children from the same place as he was carrying out the BBC interview.

‘Robert usually Skypes with us from his home office, which is where he did the interview.

‘The kids probably heard voices coming from the computer and assumed it was us,’ she said laughing. ‘It was just hilarious’.

We see through you, Grandma, but we respect your efforts to protect the grandchildren!

I’m a work-from-home mother, and have been since my oldest was born. Those first years when the kids were toddlers and babies were unbelievably difficult. But while children always deserve much love and attention no matter their age, it does get easier in many ways (and more challenging in others!) to work from home as they age. Either way, it’s worth the effort. The time goes quickly, and spending time in the home is something more mothers and fathers should do, if able.

And read Robert Kelly’s work. He’s a great analyst of a region we’ll all be paying more attention to soon.

Read the entire piece here.