Katy Parents Share Hysterical Virtual School Zoom Fails


September 1, 2020

By Natalie Cook Clark

From virtual house tours to showing their favorite pets, some Katy kids have truly embraced Zooming. Katy ISD families had to adjust to online classes to kick off the 2020-21 school year. But what they hadn’t planned for was being part of “show and tell” for their child’s class.

Katy Mom Kim Lord works to keep both kids focused on their various Zoom sessions. Photo courtesy: Kim Lord

Bringing the classroom into Katy homes was destined to create some funny moments. As students enthusiastically welcome their teachers and classmates into their world, some families have become an open book. What could go wrong?

Katy parents confess they've been caught on Zoom, had dishes in the sink, and most of all, were only human.

Wardrobe Malfunctions

“My daughter came running in the room with that iPad right as I stepped out of the shower trying to get me to sign her on,” says Katy Mom Lauren Flemming. “Pretty sure the whole class saw me wrapped in an Elsa towel.”

Lauren Flemming's daughter surprised her while in a towel! Photo courtesy: Lauren Flemming

“My 2nd grader was on a Zoom call, and my pre-k-er came up and sat in her lap while I was washing dishes,” says Kim Lord. “The little one wasn’t wearing pants, so her teacher turned off the video."

Pet Cameos

Parents and younger siblings aren’t the only ones experiencing laughs and embarrassments. Now, some family pets are attending class too.

“My kid used the cat’s arms to raise his hands and give thumbs up to his whole class,” says Sarah Riggs.

Kristie Nesser took to Katy Magazine’s Facebook page to share her child’s funny cat cameo. “The first day, the first class my youngest tried to show them our cat and she attacked him,” says Nesser, who stressed that both her child and cat were fine.

Yellow lab, Princess Belle attends each one of Angelina Clark's Zoom sessions.