That's right folks, Mike and I have made it to the big time! Our little family has been discovered and we will soon be tragically hip and bathed in fame and fortune.
Well not really, and frankly, neither of us really want the strings that comes with being uber famous. But as I told Mike, if it's something that contributes to the girl's college fund…
We got contacted a few weeks ago by a casting company working with a network producing a new "reality" show about parenting. After talking it over with Mike B., we said, "sure, why not." I just finished uploading a whole batch of files for the casting company including an hour long interview we did for them. Now, they take all that we gave them and pitch the network.Then we'll learn whether or not we're star quality or not.
As we were filling out the application form, both Mike and I realized, damn, we're pretty friggin boring as parents go. If they are looking for train-wreck television drama, we certainly ain't it. We don't have knock down drag out fights, we only have screaming blow-outs or emotional breakdowns maybe once a year (those are generally induced by lack of sleep due to children). We're not crazy or risky parents. Nope, we're pretty vanilla and bland save for the dash of five-spice on account of Baba being half Chinese.
Don't get me wrong, we have our moments of excitement. I mean watching water boil is truly a scintillating experience! And shopping for new drapes, wow…just awe-inspiring.
I think the most interesting thing about us as a family is that we're a same-sex male couple with kids born through surrogacy in India. The first portion is becoming more common which leaves the latter for any interest. But soon, even that will garner only a shrug. How the Hell is a Drama Queen going to command any respect without any drama?
Well, we'll let you all know if we get our 15 minutes of fame. Who knows, maybe we'll be on with Mark and his family over at Our Simple Lives…turns out they also got tapped. At least he's got that French guy to liven things up! Just kidding Fred.