Thursday, December 1, 2011
Our Time with Lisa Ling
This summer we had the crew of Our America with Lisa Ling in our home. For two days they filmed us being, us. We are unschoolers and they wanted to know how it works for a family. They were mostly interested in our son Joaquin, he has Autism amongst other things. We welcomed them in with open arms, minds and hearts.
They filmed the kids mostly. It was summer and they filmed the kids doing various things. The kids swam, swung and other things. They made art and origami. They played with animals, we read and went to the museum.
It was a little surreal having these people in our home. But, they were really nice. All of them were and I know they were also really tired. I was a little upset about the amount of time they filmed Dexter with his video games. They never filmed him playing his guitar or banjo.
The episode aired on Sunday on OWN. I have heard it has reaired a few times. Most of the feedback has been good. Although we have been called a "parody of unschooling" and we have been fat shamed. Life goes on and we are happy just being.
Button and the Sherman Kids