The most mysterious Whitehouse tweet since covfefe

White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders
White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders Photo: Getty Images

That awkward moment when your mum life and your work life cross over. It happens more and more to us as our offices become portable and we work from home at all hours, and last weekend it happened to Whitehouse Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Sarah's Twitter account posted a series of emojis of traffic lights, world maps, trains, ships, planes, anchors and castles โ€“ with a few other random symbols and numbers thrown in for good measure.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders & daughter.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders & daughter. Photo: Twitter @SHSanders45

The tweet wasn't immediately removed, and people began to speculate about what it could all mean.

But it wasn't another "covfefe" moment from the Whitehouse, like we had with Donald Trump's mysterious โ€“ and still unexplained โ€“ tweet. The answer was much simpler than that.

"This is what happens when your 3 year old steals your phone," Sarah later tweeted. "Thanks Huck! #neverleaveyourphoneunlocked."

Many on Twitter expressed disbelief that a White House official would leave her phone unlocked.

"Are you kidding me? As the White House deputy press secretary your phone was just CASUALLY UNLOCKED?" wrote twitter user @tanyaghahremani. ย ย 

"Did you just admit a 3 yr old could break into a phone and tweet from a verified account of someone who reps pres?"ย asked @erikdbwestlund.ย 

But, despite the critics, working mothers everywhere now have a "get out of jail free" card next time their kid deletes that report, interrupts aย Skypeย meeting because they have to poo, or leaves jam fingerprints all over our best suit.

If it can happen in the Whitehouse, it can happen anywhere.