I have been working from home for quite a few years now. Long before the pandemic, anyway.
My biggest distraction is our cat Leo.
The sound of me typing (and I’m a legal word processor – so if I’m typing, I’m busy) is a siren song to this stupid cat. The tippy-tapping of the keys means Mommy MUST hold me NOW.
What’s a cat-mom to do?
I have developed a system that works for both of us. I wear a cardigan most of the time anyhow (I’m constantly chilly), so Leo climbs up to the back of my chair, over my shoulder and onto my chest where I swaddle him with the cardigan.
My hands are now free, Leo is warm and comfy, and I having a snoozerific purring cat snuggled up with me.
This is how I work, with a snuggled cat and an inordinate amount of (very unkempt) hair (waiting patiently for the salons to reopen).
Fucking adorable, aren’t we?