Over the past couple of days I have been on the phone with a person from CBC Radio Canada (the French CBC) discussing a story they want to shoot. The weird part of it is that it is our family they want to film. There is some documentary type film in process on families who adopt internationally.
Only a month to clean the house!
Worst of all – only a month to train the kids I’ve raised fairly normally I think to start to behave like some ideal family that deserves to adopt children should.
They want to film us doing some sort of family activity together. Hmmm – most of what we do together is eat – sometimes all at the same table and at the same time. The other activity we do is drive around in the car between their activities. Not much exciting to film there I don’t think.
Since they want to film on a Sunday the other activity we do together is go to church and usually eat a big meal together after. I don’t know if the meal is so much for family togetherness as it is a convienience for me. I figure if I’ve made one big meal they can fend for themsleves for supper while I go out!
So today the contact person called me again and asked if they could film us all sitting together in church. Oh sure – now that is what we normally do for sure. I wonder what I will have to bribe the girls with to sit with their brothers and father rather than with their friends.
I hope this doesn’t disrupt the service too much. Maybe they will realize how dull a family we are and this will never make it into the documentary.
Funny how the French stations have picked up our story. I never think of ourselves as being an exceptional kind of family. In fact we can be downright embarassing to be a part of at times – I’m sure the kids would agree with me on this!!