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Secret Swap : Celebrity for Evil Wife Swap!

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?”

Secret Subject Swap

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:

Baking In A Tornado

The Momisodes

 Just A Little Nutty

Follow me home . . .

Moore Organized Mayhem

Stacy Sews and Schools

The Sadder But Wiser Girl

Menopausal Mother

Dinosaur Superhero Mommy

The Insomniac’s Dream

Searching For Sanity

Evil Joy Speaks

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  1. Hmmmmm 8 kids? Yeah, Kendra all the way.

  2. bakinginatornado

    August 9, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Never would have thought to choose both ends of the spectrum but you’re right, they’re both important. And those of us in the middle don’t have it so bad. As you said “moderation”.

    • I just wish I had the key to moderation with food. I found moderation with kids – only had 4 – moderation with husband – have to live with him – moderation with life…yeah…

      But food. My moderation is severely impaired! And I can’t wait to try your recipes!

  3. I adore me some Wife Swap, though I don’t think I could ever go on the show. I’m not near interesting enough. haha.

  4. Brilliant!!! First the pampering and you time, then the crazy so you can go back more appreciative of your life. AWESOME!!!

  5. wow…you took this prompt and ran with it…what an interesting way to make us realize how great we have it.

  6. 3 kids and the man are enough work. I’d definitely have to go with Kendra. She could teach me how to , um….pose? I love how prompts like this make us realize how lucky we are.

  7. I’ve never seen Wife swap either but the Kate/Kendra switch sounds like a hoot!
    I agree with you… I like my regular everyday nutty life with my strange kids and sweet hubby.
    Although I wouldn’t be sad to go out for a girls night.
    What’s that like again?

  8. My 3 and the husband is enough. But to have to look good all the time. Never gonna happen. 😉

  9. The Dose of Reality

    August 9, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    I will definitely appreciate my normal life where I can show up at Target looking like a hot mess and nobody cares (especially me). It would be irritating to have to be camera ready at all times. I wouldn’t mind a husband who planned MNOs to make sure I had enough “me time” though. –Lisa

    • Right – plan a MNO – and we can plan a LNO. Plan sleep overs for all the kids…and just sit and fall asleep early, lay quietly, run around naked, not do laundry.

  10. Well you certainly are brave to decide to take on Kate’s spawn, but I definitely agree that they would make you appreciate your own life a heck of a lot more. I find juggling one child a challenge some times, I can only imagine what would happen if I multiplied her eight times.

    • Its so funny – I think removing one kid, regardless of the number you have, makes it easier for a minute or two. If I only have to run errands with three instead of four….going from Kendra’s 1 to Kate’s 8….yikes….my four would see like the easiest thing ever! Not saying Kate’s 8 wouldn’t be well behaved or anything….just a lot to care for!!!

  11. menopausalmother

    August 10, 2013 at 8:30 am

    I vote for the normal life!!!! But it WOULD be kinda fun to do the the wife swap thing ONCE in a lifetime…..

    • I agree-I’m game for almost anything! Dr. Evil knows I’ll move anywhere because if we went overseas it wouldn’t be for more than three years. (For his work.) The wife swap for a week would be sort of cool. Unless I was swapped with someone without electricity or with a bear to care for!!!

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