26 April 2007

Dilemma

We've been asked by the Norwegian broadcasting corporation if they could come and make a programme about quads. They've got this series about 'cozy family chaos' and will no doubt be expecting quads to cause chaos.

It's the Norwegian equivalent of the BBC, which vouches for quality, and it's an ok show concept (not that I've seen it. But...). I'm sure they'd let us see the show before aired, and they'd probably make us look good. That's not really the issue... But do we want to be on national television? Do the kids want to? (Of course, yes, if you asked them, they would, but later, will they appreciate having been...? Or regret it miserably?)

The quad family that has been on television here a few times is really chaotic - they seem to have no control over their kids whatsoever, the kids wear the same clothes day and night - "there's no time for pyjamas!" - in school and home and in bed... So I guess it wouldn't hurt showing "people" that it doesn't have to be like that.

And I wouldn't mind bringing across the fact that our set of "rules and regulations" is both necessary and actually working. You can't leave everything to anyone in a family of 7. I would secretly like to smirk, and say "I told you so!" when people say that "my, they're actually well-functioning and cool kids"...

But on national television? Would you?

5 comments:

Devil Mood said...

Oh that's so cool!
I love those shows, but I understand, I wouldn't want to be on one. But, yes, you've got a system that works and you have the quads plus one! And you blog, and work, and travel!...
You should definitely be on TV quad-Mum :)

Børge Skråmestø said...

Go for it! Life is short and fun.

Rarity said...

Hey that's very cool!

I totally understand if you have qualms - do you really, really want this... etc

- but on the other hand: how bad can it be...? It'll probably be a whole lot of fun. And if you play hard to get, maybe there's some good money in it? A free trip for the whole family or something?

And yes, you DO have a point to prove: discipline is a matter of attitude and consistancy (and persistance?), not numbers...

Merujo said...

I'd LOVE to see it!!

I have to go fix my blogroll - something is funny with Blogger recently, and several of my friends have strangely vanished from my blogroll, including you! Weird.

Rarity said...

So what'll it be? Are you decided? - going to do it?