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?
But I think yes, that might be an issue with a lot of people. I think it might work with celebrities because they're used to being around that sort of temptation constantly.
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!
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.
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!