So there's this new reality TV show based in Toronto that's starting up. The show is aimed at first-time mommyhood and its accompanying pressures. The time commitment is 3-4 months, 10-12 days per month, and they are auditioning groups of 4-5 new moms and their babies who know each other RIGHT NOW!
I found out about this little show from the ladies in my weekly mommy group - one of the moms posted the details on our Facebook group and is trying to get as many of us to audition as possible.
This would be so totally exciting except for 2 things:
1. I HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE reality TV with a passion. I think that reality shows are for people who want their 15 minutes of fame and are desperate enough to make asses of themselves on TV to get it.
2. I am very much against the exploitation of children in TV and film. These children are way too young to have a say, are deprived of a normal upbringing, and become a source of income for their parents.
All that aside, consider the fact that parenthood (not just motherhood) is a VERY tough job to begin with. Having a bunch of cameras following you around while you're still trying to get your bearings is just asking for trouble.
There, I said it. Love me or hate me for it, but that's my opinion.
Raising A Screen Smart Kid in The New York Times
5 weeks ago