Celebrity Wife Swap

I don't know why I watch this show. It's pretty ridiculous. Anywho, if you haven't seen it here's the rundown:

Wives are "swapped out" to a different household for one week. After a period of having to abide by the house rules, they can then change a few rules in hopes of getting the family to do things like spend more time together, eat healthier meals, get the family more active, get the husbands to be more romantic with their wives, etc. The existing family in the home must abide by the new rules for the rest of the week. Then the wives return to their homes.

I'm not sure I would ever actually do it. I would miss my family so bad. But if I did, I think that the new wife in my house would have a hard time being alone so much. I'm by myself with Charlie all day. Then when the bf gets home, if we aren't working on the rentals he busies himself in the garage until almost bed time. So any woman who is really social or talks a lot would have a rough time here. (lol that sounds like me!)

Also, any woman who doesn't agree with an old fashioned, traditional lifestyle wouldn't make it past the first day. I do the cooking, cleaning, baby stuff, gardening, laundry, etc. all day. Ed is more than capable, but all of those things are my responsibility. Also, if she's looking for a fancy dinner or going anywhere in heels, she would be really sad. We do not spend money on anything that isn't necessary. Dinner out once every few months and yard sale stuff that we get a great deal on, sure, but that's about it.

On the flip side. I would be miserable in a messy or cluttered house. Everything in my home has a place (except for the bf's areas, he does want he wants there but they aren't in the view of any visitors). Clutter drives me absolutely crazy. Things stacked on the floor.. omg. It makes me anxious even talking about it.

Would you do this for a week? What would be some of the rules that would be difficult for the new wife in your home to abide by? What kind of wife would just bomb terribly in your house?

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    Trema
    LOL, from what I have seen of the show, most of the husbands are ready to choke the "other wives" not have an affair, but I guess it could happen.
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      Trema
      I have seen this show. I am intrigued by other people's lifestyles and routines. I'm a dork...anyway. My house is pretty much the same. I have my routine, cooking, laundry, baby stuff, homework(kids), organizing and hubs has his own stuff to do. We do tend to help each other out but 99% of it is our own "stuff". We are a Christian family, so anyone who isn't or drinks, swears a lot would not fit in.
      We are big on family time and home cooking, also very active(sports, church, girl scouts, etc) so they better be great at multi-tasking!
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        Trema
        I guess, it would have to be religion(if different from mine), and needing "my place/time". I like to be able to just go...somedays I need to be alone(completely). LOL, not that it happens very often at home.
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          05/28/14
          Another woman would so not survive an hour in my house. Lol my husband is SPOILED! Like SO spoiled! Like he doesn't even have to take the trash out kind of spoiled...and doesn't know where I keep the towels kind of spoiled. Just thinking about someone else putting up with him makes me laugh. :-)
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          05/28/14
          AHHHHAHAHA Amy!! I was thinking that too! "Just watch her face when he requests hot sauce on the meal she just spent 4 hours on"

          I think everyone is spoiled in my house. He comes home to a clean home, a doting girlfriend who has a major, ridiculous school girl crush on him, a baby boy that brightens up when he walks in, and a dog that can't stand to be away from him for 5 minutes.

          I think that's the good part of the show though, as ridiculous as it can me. These couples are together again and they always realize how good they have it. I think it's a good reminder that things may not always be perfect but perfect for us.
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          05/28/14
          Same for my husband. But that was our deal...if I stay home and he works then he doesn't have to do anything at home. And I love doing all of it and I remind him all the time how lucky he is. :-) I don't think he would let me do anything like the show though cause I think he would be afraid the other guy wouldn't let me come back. Lol
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          oh Goodness Ed would pay the guy to keep me...lol kidding.

          That was our deal too. When we had the first "we're pregnant" talk, I told him that if I was going to move away from my job and home to be with him, I would not work outside of the home until Charlie was at least in preschool, that I would keep a clean, well cared for home (and boyfriend), and in return he would provide for us, keep the cars running, keep things fixed. Which is a good thing because I break stuff a lot..lol I don't know how it happens but every time I try to use something it breaks!
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              amanda
              Its a ridiculous show. I have seen it. And the regular wife swap it silly too. If you can't figure out how to solve your problems without resorting to this there is a serious problem. I just think its weird. Although I am guilty of watching it on occasion.
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                I think overall what's nice to see is when people really understand what they have. Of course we should be appreciative, of course we should respect each other, but really how many of us do? It's just a nice thing to see a husband that realizes that maybe he was taking things for granted when his new rule is that he has to take his wife out on at least one date a month. Or kids that are so much happier now that they've got a bit of structure in their lives.
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