I’ve been meaning to make a video tour of the bus and the land for forever now. I know that pictures don’t fully capture the reality of our current lifestyle quite like a full-on tour could and obviously things have changed since I made the last video before the bus was finished and it was still sitting in the driveway of our rental house.
I have to admit, it probably wouldn’t have happened without an impetus because do you know how often there comes a time when the bus is clean and all of us are home and awake and it’s not because people are coming over? Pretty much never.
The impetus in this instance was being contacted by a production company interested in putting our family on tv. We’ve been contacted before by a different company, but after an initial skype interview with producers nothing came of it (they were disappointed to find out that we are, after all, totally normal).
In this case, however, we’ve already gone through a skype interview and now the company has requested that we make a short video showing our family and the bus and the land and the house construction and all that jazz to see more of what we’re like. I’m thinking they’re going to take it in a “Real Housewives of San Diego” direction. (Noah says my dry humor does not come across clearly here – I am very much joking.)
So, yesterday evening while the kids were in the bath, Noah and I straightened up and then we tried to make a quick video in the fading light. They had specific things that they wanted to see on camera (like me actually going up the ladder with the baby in tow), but a lot of it we forgot and left out. We also only did one take and didn’t edit anything and so you get the full effect of my heavy breathing from behind the camera, the kids jumping around trying to be in the shots, me telling them not to get dirty and a lot of camera jiggles and swinging around. And the kids are in their pajamas.
It’s actually quite beautiful.
If I waited to post it until we made it look fancy and not-jiggly, you would never see it.
Even if nothing comes of sending it in to the production company and we don’t wind up the stars of our own reality tv show and make millions of dollars and have the bus turned into a museum/shrine dedicated to the time we’ve spent within its walls… I’m glad it finally spurred us to get a video made! Even as ridiculous a one as this.
I hope you enjoy it! Or, if you don’t enjoy it, at least don’t judge us too harshly by it!