Tuesday, July 20, 2010

You'd Better Work It

So guess what I got my boys for their six month old birthday?? A job! Haha!
We got the part! But not without some showbiz drama....

Here's how it went down:
I fed them about 1/2 hr before we left and then we wore them in the Ergo/Mai Tai. They slept about 1/2 of the way and were conked out by the time we arrived at the studio in Queens.
We were in a room with hair and makeup, some extras and another set of twins (g/g). We thought we'd be in this private room and we could put the babies down to play and chill out--um no. They stayed asleep for their first 'interview' which involved two guys coming over with a photo of another set of twins and comparing the photo to our sleeping boys.
The second time they came over, the boys had woken up and we were asked to stand up with them. They were still in the carriers and I asked if we needed to take them out, but they said no.
And...not long after that we were thanked for coming and told that our boys, while very cute and adorable, were just too big for the part.
First time they've been TOO BIG!! Yeah, they are growing! Boo, they didn't get the part.

I stopped to chat up the other twin parents on my way out. Their girls were quite a bit smaller than our boys and they were asked to come back tomorrow. Oh, and get this, they also have a 3 year old and a 19 month old. Holy Crap that's a lot of baby. Anyway.

We took the subway back home and arrived home just in time for the next feeding. While I'm feeding them, I get a call from the producer that "oh, they've changed their mind and could we start filming tomorrow?"
Huh? Well, OK!

I'm still not clear on why they changed their mind, but there you have it. We start work at (insert OMG here) 7:15 am tomorrow. How in the world am I going to get these guys fed, dressed and be in Queens by 7:15 am?? I'll get 'er done, but damn. Guess I'll go take a shower now and go to sleep in the clothes I plan to wear tomorrow.

For those of you who couldn't figure out which show it is, the clue is in the prior title, GIRL.

34 comments:

DS said...

What an exciting thing!!! Congrats on the big job for the little ones!!

projectkjetil said...

Holy crapazoli! Congratulations, twins! And good luck with the early morning wakeup.

Nicole said...

Woo hoo! Go babies! Nice work. I guess they're just as charming asleep as awake, huh? Can't wait to see them on the show next season. And good luck on the 715am call time. That sounds ROUGH!

N said...

AWE.SOME! Go boys, goy!

Jackie said...

Oh my god! I may have to start watching the show now!

AdventuresInBabyMaking said...

So cool. Can't wait to hear how it goes! I love that your tag is 'stage mom' - hilarious.

:)

Belle said...

Wow, that's awesome! I think I'm gonna start watching just to see em! How exciting!

mamaandmummy said...

How cool is that?! I don't watch that show, but I will definitely tune in whenever the kiddos make their appearance. Wow! I hope things go well tomorrow and you make it there on time. Good luck, Mama!

Jess said...

I watch it on a regular basis. I am so excited to see the boys on there. I hope I have and idea whose kid(s) they are otherwise Ill be in for a big surprise. Congrats!

Movie Gyrl said...

Congrats!!!! This should be an interesting experience for you and the little ones. Cute hint on the title :) That is an early morning start but as you said you'll get'er done :)

cindyhoo2 said...

Omg! Well that's one way to offset the cost of having twins! Seriously though, how exciting! Can't wait to hear about the whole experience.

Two Moms, Two Monkeys said...

Very cool! Congratulations! You must tell us every detail of how it goes... Good luck!

glamcookie said...

So effin cool! Go boys!

Cindy said...

OK that's just pretty darn awesome!!! I can't wait to hear more!

Jussie said...

OH MY GOD I love that show!!! :) :)

K J and the kids said...

How fantastic. Keep those baby boys bringin in the bacon :)

Is this a permanant role or just a temp job ? Maybe they'll be the next Ashly and Mary Kate.

poppycat said...

Woohoo! Good luck in the morning! I hope it goes smoothly.

Gossip girl hu? Never watched it before but I will now! Do you know when they will be showing?

duck said...

I never watch that show but will have to find it so I can show the mister your 2 little ones!

anofferingoflove said...

wow, how exciting!!! hope the morning wasn't too painful - thats really early!!

Ellen K. said...

Congrats! How cool! And congrats on just getting out of the house at that early hour! I used to love that show, but we dropped it this past season because we got so far behind on episodes and the show aired during bathtime/bedtime. (B.L. does have an amazing body. Hope you get to see some of it!) ; )

Melissa said...

How exciting!! Can't wait to hear all the details.

tbean said...

Hey...those kids were damn expensive to create...it's only appropriate that they start contributing now. They're plenty old enough! ;)

pugmama said...

^tee hee.

Congratulations! This is one way to make sure you all get out of the house. ;)

Ruby at Breathedragon said...

wowza! that's amazing!

definitely let us know when it airs. i've never seen the show, but i think it's what they call the big time!

Anonymous said...

this is something i do not agree with. each to their own of course, but it smacks of exploitation to me. seriously, babies should be babies the end.

Bridgwest said...

Congratulations - that is super exciting. I'm sure that you'll always have the welfare of your precious little boys front and centre, so it is just super cool.

As for anonymous - well... as much as I respect everyones right to their own opinion, if you're going to be critical and cowardly maybe your opinions shouldn't be aired here. That is the internet equivalent of disrespecting somebody in their own home. It is bad manners, no more, no less.

I can't wait to hear how your big day out went... but will understand if it takes you a few days to recover enough to get the words down ;)

Cheers
Bridg

SP said...

Wow! That's wonderful! What a perfect way to save for the boys' college...and diapers. I hope that filming goes smoothly and it affords you some much-needed (I'm sure) antithesis to the monotony of twin-wrangling (sometimes...but you know what I mean).

I wonder if anonymous has ever raised twins from scratch. Does she know how expensive it is? Since you can't make infants do ANYTHING they don't wanna, how can filming them being themselves be exploitative? I for one am very jealous (even though I have never seen the show) for the opportunity. Maybe I'll get some kind of tip down here in Miami. I am ready to put my twin girls to work! Haha!

Super good luck to you all! (Or break a leg, I guess is more appropriate.)

addingbaby said...

Very exciting for your family! I can't wait to hear how everything goes!

laura w said...

Wonderul news! You go Mom!

Pomegranate said...

congrats on the gig for the boys. i'm sure it will be tons of fun.

rashea said...

wow. great news for you all. congrats!

jay said...

How thrilling - this makes your boys the most famous people I (kind of) know!!

indigoscot said...

i agree somewhat with anonymous ONLY if this becomes a regular occurance. i have a friend who did this kind of thing and she ended up resenting her parents because she did not have a normal childhood...and is in therapy right now from that and some pretty serious alcohol/drug abuse. i'm not saying this will happen to your boys, just relaying from my experience.

i personally would not do this because of my friend but at the same time i can understand how expensive it is to raise ANY kids, never mind twins - we have 2 boys. we also do not over schedule our kids with activities because we want them to enjoy being kids. :) everyone grows up too fast these days imo.

RDR said...

Congrats on the boys getting a gig. I understand others being concerned but this job is not quite 'you know who & the other person + 8'. Take it one day at a time and if you ever feel like this job is impeding on your boys development or life, reconsider. I am a mother of twins and have raised them from 'scratch' and am reminded if not daily that every parent has to make the best decision for their family. You love your little guys to pieces and as long as they are your focus, you will do great.

I love that show, it's kinda out of control :), in the tail end of 2nd season. Clear eyes, full heart, can't lose!