Harvey became a TV star last week as Australia’s own Mr Mum.
Sunrise was running a segment on stay at home dads and the producers liked our story. We organised to drop into Brekky Central at Martin Place on the way to the airport to go to Launceston (Sunrise booked a car to take us after the interview).
It was a 5am start to make sure we would arrive on time, but we walked in the door just after 8am in time to check out the latest kid’s toys (for a segment on The Morning Show), watch Sam Stosur’s interview and see Sarah Wilson, who said hello to me via her friend Clare Lancaster from Women in Business.
Harvey and I both had a quick touch up from the make up team and then we met Practical Parenting editor Mara Lee, who I’ve been emailing for a long time on behalf of clients. She was providing some commentary on how the stigma of men staying at home with the kids has changed since the 1980s film Mr Mom, while we provided the case study. Watch it here.
Both of us were relaxed and felt comfortable talking with Mara, Mel and Kochie and it was all over pretty quickly! I turned on my phone on the way to the airport and was flooded with tweets, Facebook messages and texts from excited friends and family.
Though reality hit when I spoke to mum and she said the kids had been excited when they first saw us, saying, “That’s mum and dad on TV”, then Ethan turned the TV off and Noah asked if they could go to the park.
Gotta love kids!