A local Fox5TV news team came to our house yesterday to report about the book & our family. I’d torn through the house at dawn to fling things into closets (important things that we shall never see again), and to wipe down the kitchen counters and to spray air freshener everywhere and to invite the dogs into my upstairs bedroom and close them in there. Out front, I hosed down the walk, cooling the burning concrete and freshening the garden and I kicked 40 soccer balls under the bushes. The children got up early and put on clothes rather than wander about the house scantily clad. Which is all to say: this wasn’t a pure slice of reality: five children up by 9 am on a summer morning, nicely dressed, in a sparkling-clean house.
Nevertheless, given those limitations, I thought the crew did capture a bit of family life.
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