I am a sucker for reality TV. I used to watch a lot more – now, I stick with competition shows like American Idol, The Voice, ANTM…nothing that delves too much into the lives of the cast.
I have been known to, occasionally, watch Wife Swap when nothing else was on, but the show makes me uncomfortable. Recently, my friend Kelli at kellidaisy.com mentioned that Celebrity Wife Swap was actually pretty good. So, I set my PVR to record it and figured I might watch it when I was desperate to escape and nothing was on. It recorded two episodes before I even considered viewing it. Last night, I watched them back-to-back. Mr. T pretended he wasn’t watching the first one, but by the second, he was hooked. Hehe. I shouldn’t be surprised, though, because as much as he claims not to be interested in the goings-on of pop culture, he regularly watched Celebrity Apprentice until I refused to watch once Trump requested Obama’s birth certificate [video].
Why did we like Celebrity Wife Swap? I dunno. Nothing says glitz and glam like sausage left out on Carnie Wilson’s stove.
When the wives get to their new, temporary homes, there is a ‘household manual’ waiting for them that is written by the other wife or couple. The manual sets the tone for how the household operates – roles, expectations, routine, child-rearing philosophies, relationship overview, politics, religion & values, and basically anything else that happens in a household. This is household manual for Gary Busey’s family.
It got me thinking about what would be in our household manual. What would I write if I had to leave a Coles notes version of the inner-workings of our family? What would I say about my relationship with Mr. T and how that functions in our household? What would I say about how we raise our kids and maintain our house?
I am still thinking about it and am thinking I might write one just for the fun of it. I wonder what it would reveal when laid out on paper.
Do you think writing a household manual like the Busey family’s would reveal surprises about the inner-workings of your family?