Above the sound of multiple screens in the living room, Simon and Garfunkel’s Sound of Silence resonates! So it’s not really so silent at all. Sorry for yesterday’s lack of sound on my blog too. I fully planned on writing a diary entry, but when it came down to it, my mind was perhaps up in the clouds! It’s not everyday that one gets to reminisce of the night before and their family being exposed on national television.
I knew this entry would have to scrutinise our moment of ‘fame’, that is perhaps why I avoided writing it yesterday.
For those of you outside Channel 4 UK’s broadcasting radius, sadly the show is not presently available to see. A friend did say that I should look on YouTube, so I did and found the first episode in its entirety! I did like the ‘lazy parents’ Kerry and Kevin, though like us, the studio audience did not vote them through! There, I’ve gone ahead and said it! Our ‘Structured Chaos’ as a parenting concept was not credited as highly as our episodes winners, though winner is not really the right word, is it? As parents with both stability and love for our children, we are all winners as parents, aren’t we.
A wonderful family who ‘homeschool’ went through to the final. How very relative at this time as the nation has had to adopt this approach these last 3 months of lockdown! The parents Becky and Ben were great, I’m sure we will all meet up when lockdown is finally over.
So our journey on the show ‘Britain’s Best Parent’ is over. A show that was always going to be a little controversial! There was some flack by a few who didn’t like the concept, pitting one parenting style against another! But, it brings forth debate and that is a good thing, right?
The children stayed up late on Thursday to see the show. I made popcorn and we enjoyed watching as a family. The three little ones were obviously a little less focused. In fact Thor saw himself at the beginning of the program and piped up, ‘I’ve seen me now, I want my iPad’ and that was that. But Amritsar, Tara, Daddy and myself enjoyed the muse of it all.
If I hear that our episode is up there on YouTube, I will of course add a link to my diary pages.
Just been called away from writing this as Amritsar is using the downstairs W.C. And it seems that we were out of loo roll. All sorted now!
I did have a look on Twitter for comments on the show about us and to my delight, all tweets were positive, even a few amusing ones like ‘can Andi and John adopt me’! Haha, even some banter on mumsnet spoke nicely about the ‘Chaotic Family’.
That’s it for now, as ever, thank you for reading.