A crew from “Good Morning America” came to my home recently. They wanted to interview me for a story about… well, I can’t tell you. Seriously, I can’t. It all launches March 31st so you’ll know soon enough.
And if you’re thinking oh, this must be the launch of Kelcey’s new reality show where she pits hot, sexy real estate brokers against each other to see who can sell her apartment first, well, you MIGHT be close. I just can’t say.
So, on the day of the shoot, I took Summer with me to get a blow-out. I found a place to blow dry my hair for $25. This is super cheap in Manhattan. And when I say cheap, I definitely don’t mean classy. Proof: My “hair stylist” had the first button of his jeans undone and his pants were pulled down so low, I could see about three inches of his briefs.
Straight, sassy hair and a 45 minute peek at the Calvins – all for $25. Sometimes you really can get your money’s worth in this city.
So the “GMA” crew shows up that afternoon and first we do an interview.
TV shoots can take a long time and my children tire of “Sesame Street” and start roaming the apartment completely unsupervised. Soon after the cameraman says, “I think we have a chocolate situation.”
I turn around and see Summer dragging a carton of milk and the Nestle chocolate syrup onto our couch because apparently there is no better place to mix up a glass of chocolate milk than one’s livingroom.
Since the cameraman and the sound guy need me for additional footage, the very nice producer Maureen relocates the chocolate milk activity to the kitchen and decides to stay on there as supervisor.
and then producer Maureen plays Candyland with them. And paints Summer’s nails.
My girls also convince her to wear that hat from their dress up box.
Then the crew wants some footage of the kids…
Dylan and Summer obviously realize that “Good Morning America” is the big leagues and put on their most regal attire.
And then it’s over.
I beg the producer Maureen to stay and just give the girls a quick bath, read them a few books, sing a couple songs and put them to bed. But apparently, she has some other fancy TV stuff to do.
mama bird notes:
I want to tell you about a cool, new blog. My friend Franchesca Segrè (we used to be TV reporters together in the Connecticut hood) wrote a great book, Daughter of the Bride, and now it’s being turned into a movie! Isn’t she so damn glamorous? Anyway, if you ever wanted to know the inner secrets of the movie making business in LA (and really, who doesn’t?) check out her blog here.