So evidently there’s this show “Celebrity Wife Swap.” I had to check it out. I don’t watch much reality television but on occasion, one must do required research for a blog post. A searching I go.
I decide I need to think about who I’d switch places with. There are really two choices here for me : Kendra Wilkinson or Kate Gosselin. They swapped with each other earlier this year.
So…on one hand. Swap me with Kendra Wilkinson. One kid. Doting husband who plans GNO – Girls Night Out – for his wife?!?! WTH people?! How cool is that? He plans it. He cooks. He makes sure she gets free time. And they have a nanny and house keeper.
Holy crap. Free time. Someone else to clean up the messes other people make. And the ones I make. S.W.E.E.T.
On the other there’s Kate Gosselin. Eight children. Full time job. No nanny. Ummmmmm…..well……8 lovely children who’ve grown up on television. Can’t imagine what that would be like. 8 kids. wow. You’d have to be super organized or someone could get lost.
I’d have to go with…Kendra first and …. then Kate. Why you ask?
Well….I would be in the lap of luxury and pampering in Kendra’s house. And at the gates of overworked mom Hell at Kate’s house. From one extreme to the other….and I would be ready to come home to my messes and my four spawn. Dr. Evil and his quirks. And my quirks. And my two dogs – one that still is eating all my underwear. And my female spawn’s underwear. And Burton Puppy has even moved onto Dr. Evil’s underwear….who is now taking notice. “Wasn’t that big of a deal until he took mine!”
From luxury to loads of single mom work. Definitely would make my house seem pretty damn desirable.
I’d definitely learn to appreciate my life. The normalcy of it all. Being able to go out in public with no photographers chasing you down. Without the world commenting on your every move, decision, comment or wardrobe choice. I think that is the most important thing I’d gain from this experience – appreciation for my plain, normal, Evil Joy life.
And crap…I suppose they need me to teach their families something. Maybe…let’s see. Limits. Some rules with having some fun. It’s okay to make messes and then it’s also okay to clean up after yourself. It’s good to run around. It’s also okay to sit and watch a show or two. Healthy food is the right choice but occasional treats are the way to go. Moderation. Routines and structure are great, but they need to have flexibility. Normal non-celebrity life is pretty good. Those are a few of the things I’d like the ‘other’ half to experience.
I’m off to enjoy my spawnily. Give someone a hug today. Spread a smile. Say a kind work. Make it a great day.
Welcome to Take One of August’s Secret Subject Swaps. This week, 12 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.
My wonderful topic was submitted by The Momisodes.
Her question for me, “You have been chosen to be on an episode of Celebrity Wife Swap, where one nonfamous wife swaps with a famous wife. Who do you swap with and what do you hope to gain from the experience? What do you hope THEY gain?”
Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts. Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:
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