This was a long week. I was sick, the kids were sick. Everyone was stuck inside....
So yesterday, my eyeballs were throbbing and I had a DESPERATE need to do "something," ANYTHING to stop the endless rounds of "Mooooom....I'm bored"! And then my son announces that he's going to hold a little concert. He's written some songs and wants to sing them to us.
Alright...that's "something." I'll bite.
So, he holds a concert in my living room. He sings his songs. Interestingly enough, all of the songs revolve around the theme of "weather." Who knew he was so inspired by weather. We don't even have weather. We live in L.A.
Anyway, he's singing songs about lightening, rain, floods...(come to think of it...his songs are more about natural disaster than weather) and I think...I have GOT to get this on video. So I grabbed my new Kodak Zi8 (Kodak's Flip camera) and decided to take it for a test drive. (I must say - if you can get your hands on one of these - they are AWESOME! I shot the whole thing in HD and plugged it in to upload it on my computer - Mac and PC compatible. SO small and SO easy! Wish I'd had this when my 9 year old was little! Okay...enough with sounding like a plug - I just loved this thing.)
So then, later I'm watching the videos (as only a mother would do) and it hits me, we could do something with this footage. Something that would involve the whole family. Something that would ...dare I say it...occupy the kids.
So Scott and I wrote a little script (with the help of Izzy, Liv and Ben), the kids dragged out a few of their favorite costumes, and we decided to chronicle the career of a fictional (well...maybe "future") music icon.
Hey...it could happen.
Click HERE to watch "Ben & The Weather" The Collection