a day in the life

A Day in the Life of a TODAY Show Taping

As part of a week-long tribute to dads leading up to Father’s Day, NBC’s the TODAY Show followed three stay-at-home dads around for an entire day to capture “a day in the life.” They chose two of our fellow dad bloggers, Chris Bernholdt from DadNCharge and Mike Heenan from At-Home Dad Matters. I was fortunate enough to be chosen from Just a Dad 247, which meant at the age of one, The Understudy, would have his debut on national tv. (It was my debut as well, but let’s be honest, the kid is the star power.)

Here, There and Everywhere
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The Understudy warms up for his TODAY Show debut by watching the TODAY Show with the TODAY Show producer

The producer and the cameraman showed up at 5:30am to ensure they got The Understudy waking up.

Everywhere we went, we were followed by the camera with a live microphone. The Understudy was skeptical of the camera at first, but warmed up to it eventually. I found the whole thing exciting, but I gotta admit, it’s a bit awkward going to your gym with a camera crew taping you walk in, go to the kid play area to drop off the kid, follow you through the entire gym and then ultimately tape you exercising on an elliptical.

I told The Wife that part and she said everyone there probably thought I was on some new weight loss reality show. That was a fat joke. Real funny. Continue reading