So I got a glimpse of what it was like to be my mom back in the day, as I took my two girls to an audition for a national Quaker Chewy Granola Bar commercial tonight. I had gotten an e-mail about the audition looking for kids 6-9 years old who eat granola bars and are environmentally conscious. How environmentally conscious can a 6 year old be? "Mom? I was recently watching An Inconvenient Truth again and I'm disturbed by our family's immense carbon footprint. Maybe we should eat more Quaker Chewy Granola Bars." Maybe they're trying to tie in the whole "granola" thing, I don't know.
Regardless, I was told to bring pictures of our kids helping the environment (thus the picture at left of the kids composting) and I took Kaila and Ellie down to the Irish American Heritage Center where the audition was and we were all videoed for about 10 minutes, asking questions about what we like to do and how we help the environment and so on. At one point, I was reprimanded for trying to help Ellie answer a question and REALLY felt like a stage mom.
I'm pretty sure we're not going to get chosen as we're a little too boring and white bread for national television. But we got a few free Granola Bars out of the deal, and had a good time eating out at Chili's in Skokie afterwards (the very place I took their mom on our first date 13 Novembers ago!) So when you see a Quaker commercial in Jan 2008, think of us. And recycle. And buy granola bars.