Pieces of Me

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Ideal American Family?

My family and I went and had our picture made today. On Thursday of last week, I received a phone call from the manager of our local Picture People photo studio. Apparently, a film crew from PBS is filming a documentary entitled, "The Unbroken Home." They wanted to come into the Picture People and film 12 families for their photo shoot. We were selected for the shoot. The director told me that our little family of four fits their profile for the ideal American family. The film is going to be on Family Values. All we had to do was sit through a regular photo session while they filmed us having our picture made. We weren't interviewed or anything, but it was fun to be a part of this. I don't know when the film will be finished or will air, but I think it's really neat to be included. And we got $100 worth of pictures for $15

Here's the final picture. The kids did so well. Our appointment was at 9:30 and due to being the first sitting, they were not quite ready when we got there. We were seen at 10:15. And our kids were so great. Cayden had a melt down during the last 5 minutes of the photo shoot so I am so proud of them.

Edited to Add: To be honest with you, I think they should have said, "stereotypical American family" instead of Ideal. I was a little confused on that part. At any rate, I am sure it is more about when you think of a family in America, this [insert our family excerpt] is probably what comes to mind. But in essence, all of these [show the rest of the families] are families in America, and their homes are unbroken as well.

There were an older couple, a muslim couple, single parents, etc, so I think the director was just telling us our part in the show.

And if they knew our actual background, they would learn that our family is NOT the upper-middle class family with 1.7 kids.


Kara said...

thanks for sharing this cool story-does sound like it was fun to be involved! Let us know when it is broadcasted!