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    The day has finally arrived...SUPERNANNY!!!

    I should probably post this in the Reality forum...but I thought more people would see it here.

    As some of you know...our next door neighbors did the Supernanny show and their episode is being aired TONIGHT.

    So...you will all probably get a couple of glimpses of my house. As you are looking at their house from the street...we are their neighbors to the right. There is a long driveway between the two houses (there are two homes on flag-lots behind us)...and then there is my house. It is beige with white and brown trim.

    You can actually see the house briefly in all the commercials. When they show the London cab driving up with the Supernanny license plate...it is my house that is in the background.

    It will be interesting to see how this show is edited because these are not bad boys...they just look devilish. They are actually quite sweet...particularly the oldest Chandler. Shawn and Tammy (the parents) are the nicest people. I guess my only criticism and it is probably jealousy on my part is that Tammy dresses kind of slutty. However, if I had her figure and looked as good as she does...I would probably dress that way too...LOL!!!

    I tried posting the link to the article in our local paper...but it didn't work. So...here is the article:


    ‘Supernanny’ to the Rescue

    1/30/2005
    By Michelle Sathe Signal Staff Writer


    Picky eating. Talking back. Beating up siblings.
    Like most parents of young children, Shawn and Tammy Orm have their hands full raising sons Chandler, 8, Caden, 6, and Declan, 3. ABC’s “Supernanny” (aka Britain’s Jo Frost) recently spent time with the Santa Clarita family, teaching them how to cope with frustrating yet familiar issues in her own indomitable way during an all-new episode to air Monday.
    “At first, I thought, what could they fix in two weeks?” Tammy Orm said. “But we learned a lot. It was like having a live parenting magazine around, someone in your house giving you specific tips for your family.”
    The Orms found themselves on “Supernanny” after a chance meeting with producers at a local mall late last year.
    “We were looking for shoes and they just started chasing us down,” Orm said. “Then they came over and videotaped our daily activities. Before I knew it, we were signing contacts.”
    Cameras then followed the family for 20 days at the couple’s home off Copper Hill Drive. While Shawn Orm, a video technician, was used to the presence of film crews from his occupation, Tammy Orm found it a little harder to take.
    “You get used to it,” she said. “They eventually blend in, but you’re never completely yourself with the cameras on.”
    With only 40 minutes of show time, Orm also suspected certain things might be exaggerated to give the show dramatic tension, which has led to some discomfort. One such episode involved little Declan.
    “I was getting ready one day and I knew they were following him around, but they made it look like he was unattended and that was not the case,” she said. “As a parent, that’s very embarrassing.”
    Frost spent 16-hour days with the family, espousing the finer points of schedules, warnings and the all-important time out, with a distinctive “Supernanny” twist.
    “Before, if I got frustrated, I would count,” Orm said. “Now I say, here’s a warning and if it’s not heeded, they go straight to the naughty room.”
    It’s a tool that works well for the stay-at-home mom, herself a former nanny and elementary school teacher.
    “As long as I don’t yell or give in, I don’t have that guilt that I used to. I stick to it,” Orm said.
    The Orms have also learned to work together as a team, instead of their former respective roles as disciplinarian and the soft touch.
    “It helped us get closer together,” Shawn Orm said. “We would get into arguments about her jumping in front of my discipline, so that has definitely stopped somewhat. It’s a lot better than it was. Jo really helped us.”
    Frost also taught the Orms vital tips for dealing with picky Caden, who used to disrupt family meals with his refusal to eat. Now, with the threat of the naughty room, things have quieted down considerably.
    “I don’t make him eat the things he doesn’t like,” Tammy Orm said. “But he at least has to try something once. He’s not going to ruin dinner for everyone else.”
    A recent trip to the dentist’s office provided Orm with a chance to put some of her new skills into action with eldest son Chandler, who, at 8, was getting mouthy. When the threat of the naughty room didn’t stop his back talk, Orm had to take it to the next level.
    She removed a coveted privilege — a snow trip with the family.
    “It was a big thing to take away,” Orm said. “But later on, he came to me and said he was sorry, that he shouldn’t have talked to me like that. He said, ‘I know I can’t go with you, but I’m still sorry.’”
    Frost has certainly made a lasting impression with the Orm kids. Declan pointed to the TV during a “Supernanny” promo, saying, “I miss Jo.”
    Chandler elaborated a bit more.
    “She was very nice and pretty funny,” he said. “She taught us to be very good and Mom’s happy about that.”
    While Orm hasn’t yet seen the finished episode, she feels her family fared pretty well in the end.
    “With three little boys, there are bound to be moments in any family. They roughhouse, they cry,” she said. “I don’t think anyone’s 100 percent prepared to be a parent, but I got lucky. I got good kids.”
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    Re: The day has finally arrived...SUPERNANNY!!!

    wow I'll be watching
    Did she dress that way for the show or tone it down some..wait till she sees herself on TV it might hit her then huh?....lol
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    Re: The day has finally arrived...SUPERNANNY!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by MamaFairal
    wow I'll be watching
    Did she dress that way for the show or tone it down some..wait till she sees herself on TV it might hit her then huh?....lol
    She hasn't changed the way she dressed. I doubt she will when it is aired. And...maybe I'm just a prude and no one else will think that about her.

    They did film Tammy cutting the grass and working on their car (don't know if it will be aired). While, I have never seen her work on the car...she does do all the yard work. AND...she usually does it in a short skirt and high, platform shoes...FOR REAL!!!
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    Re: The day has finally arrived...SUPERNANNY!!!

    I've never watched that show. But will try to catch it tonight if Hubby hasn't something else on. He's got control of the flipper We only have one tv. If not I will tape it. Don't usually watch reality tv. Although I have watched wife swap a couple times

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    Cool! I love those shows and have actually learned some tips on dealing with my own children from them.

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    Re: The day has finally arrived...SUPERNANNY!!!

    Very interesting. I've seen previews for the show but I've not seen it. The kids usually have other stuff on the big TV. I have a TV in my room but it's no fun going there alone away from the family.
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    Re: The day has finally arrived...SUPERNANNY!!!

    I had planned on watching the show tonight but now I will not miss it for sure. The commercials we are seeing, it shows one of the little boys with a bat in his hand saying "Get out of here!" and Super Nanny has a strange look on her face.
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    Re: The day has finally arrived...SUPERNANNY!!!

    Yea, I saw the commercial for tonight. They made it wound like it would be her worst task yet. I think they said she may have "met her match." I wonder why they make them sound so bad if theyre not really? For viewers Im sure but still sounds so bad... LOL

    I bet she'd retire if she spent one day in my house with these five kids....LMAO
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    I saw the previews for this today.. I was in shock. Thats a bad child haha
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    Re: The day has finally arrived...SUPERNANNY!!!

    I saw the preveiws also and saw what she was wearing and thought Oh My Gosh what is she wearing??? IS she wearing that because she is on TV??? But I guess not!!!
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    Re: The day has finally arrived...SUPERNANNY!!!

    LOL, guess your neighbor must own the same style tops. Off the shoulders.

    Pretty homes.

    They didn't show the kid throw the tantrum about not obeying. Guess they thought it was too much but it was bait and switch. They advertised it that way. Wanted to see the Nanny meet her match. LOL

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