February 01, 2021
Leslie Lopez was giving her morning weather report when her young son suddenly appeared. The toddler learned to walk and decided to show his new skills while Mom was on the air.
Leslie Lopez is a meteorologist who does the daily weather report for the ABC7 network. The presenter was at her home in Los Angeles, California, making the report when the unexpected disruption occurred.
It was her little son Nolan, 8 months old, who approached her mother while she gave the weather report, commenting on the arrival of a storm in Southern California when he held on to her legs.
The presenter continued with her report for a few seconds while she smiled and lifted her toddler off the ground. With Nolan in her arms, Lopez took the whole situation with a sense of humor. The meteorologist laughing, said:
“There is a baby down below… We’ll talk about this storm. He walks now, guys, so I’ve lost all control. All control is lost.”
Brandi Hitt, an ABC7 news anchor, and Lopez's colleague, shared Nolan's big debut on her Twitter account. She wrote: “Baby on the move! There is no stopping adorable Nolan now that he can walk during Mommy’s (@ abc7leslielopez) forecast. ”
Hitt's tweet received hundreds of comments from other parents celebrating Lopez's serenity when handling the situation. Nolan's mom re-tweeted: “Mr. Friday made a surprise appearance this morning.” Her tweet also receiving tons of positive comments.
“It's a beautiful moment, but it's your reaction that makes it so. We've seen so many of these in the last year, but the smile and nurturing you show him proves you're a great mom. He's lucky to have you, and you're killing 'the multi-tasking thing!" wrote one.
“This is everything! I hope that we don't lose this after COVID! A mom can be a meteorologist & work from home & be a mom & give an interesting report! Everything in this video is right!” wrote another.
The meteorologist was later interviewed and commented that morning she was reporting alone from her home amid the pandemic. She added that Nolan had recently learned to walk and that she decided to show him off at 5:40 a.m. to everybody.
“For the first time, he's pulled himself up from sitting to standing," Lopez explained. "On one hand, I'm so proud of him...and I'm so glad he didn't face-plant on live television."
WORKING AT HOME
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Fraser asked for the girl's name and told her that the unicorn looked best on the lower ledge. The little girl also asked who she was talking to, while Dr. Wenham laughed at the funny situation.
DIFFICULTIES AND CHALLENGES
Regarding the pandemic, many people are working from home. Many parents have had to go through difficult times while balancing their work and life at home. Professor Robert E. Kelly spoke about his unexpected viral fame in 2017.
The professor's children interrupted him on live TV, and then millions watched the clip. Recently, Professor Kelly and his wife Jung-a Kim, along with their two sons Marion and James, discussed the challenges of spending more time at home with children due to the pandemic.