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Real Housewives Meet Real Housewife

As everyone knows, I am a reality TV junkie. I watch it all, but my favorites are the housewives of…everything. I want to be one of those housewives, but I don’t think they will ever produce The Housewives of the Motor City (nor is my life entertaining enough for a housewives show). However, while thinking about my life versus The Housewives, I started to realize a few things.

On Housewives of Orange County, only three of the five women are married. One is going through a divorce and the other two have nannies which are with them most of the time. They get to have lunches with no kids and go on vacation without their kids and husbands…guilt free. Since three of the five woman are now getting divorced, I decided I don’t want to live in Orange County for their show.

On Housewives of Atlanta, only two of the six housewives are married. Now, another one is getting a divorce, so that leaves only one true “housewife.” However, on the last season finale, one of the four unmarried housewives got married, so now we are back to two true “housewives”–and the most stable of all of the woman is an attorney married to an ex-con.

I don’t want to live in Atlanta for that show, either.

On Housewives of New York, three of the six housewives started out married. However, one of the non-married ones finally decided to get married and instead of making her an “official housewife” they gave her a show of her own. So, she’s now a housewife, but not on a show about housewives.

I don’t want to live in New York.

On Housewives of Miami, three of the six are married. So far, there are no divorces and one of the single ladies got married on the last episode. They all have housekeepers, nannies, and apparently a lot of money. The downfall is they all walk around half-naked with bodies that have been paid for or that spend hours and hours each day in the gym. (Who has the resources for either of those?) The only Miami housewife with meat on her bones is a miserable unhappy busy body.

I don’t want to live in Miami and be on that show either.

Why are these women “housewives” on a “housewives” show when they aren’t even married and some aren’t even parents?

Dissecting all of this made me realize why I am not destined to be a reality star. I prepare all of the meals in our house. I clean the toilets. I pay our bills. If my kids have a restless night, I lose sleep. I wipe every booger and I was the one who taught them how to go in the big kid potty. I don’t have a Miami body, I have mommy wounds. I constantly run into things that leave mammoth size bruises that are not attractive.

I am a happy mother and proud wife in my prime. Even though I would love to have a break from my kids guilt free while enjoying lunches with my friends in restaurants that aren’t kid friendly, let’s be realistic.  I am a housewife, a true housewife.

(Bravo: Have your people call my people anyway.)

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TV Talk Tina, real name Tina Haddad, is a wife, mother and self-professed “reality TV junkie” who loves all things entertainment. See more of her vlogs, and an occasional blog, here on PrimeParentsClub. [/author_info][/author]


  1. Meghann

    April 27, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Getting caught up on my “tina” fix. Yet another great article that hit the nail on the head. I get so annoyed with the Housewives shows (even though I only watch New Jersey) because they are not real housewives at all!!!!
    Great job Tina!

  2. Charity Coyle

    April 18, 2011 at 7:43 am

    Wow, Tina!! You are getting good! If you keep this up you will not be a housewife for long. lol
    I might add that I have been a housewife for 10 years now and my kids often wonder why I have not gone back to work now that they are all in school?!
    I can answer that with the fact that in the last 3 weeks I have had sick kids home for a total of 6 days. There is not one job that would be sympathetic to my situation……I would have been fired years ago. I do not have a nanny or a housekeeper to watch over my kids when they are home sick or to run them to the doctor. Don’t get me wrong….I love the fact that I am on a first name basis with my pediatrician, but I guess that says something also. There are very few days that I have nothing to do…..when that happens I make lunch plans with my best friends and pretend that I am a “Housewife”.
    Another great job Tina!!!

  3. Jane Wells

    April 17, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    I would so audition for that show! Like you, I am a real housewife with a real family and real dust that I hate to disturb because it throws the decor out of balance if I don’t get it all.
    Great post!

    • Jacqueline Wilson

      April 17, 2011 at 6:02 pm

      I’m totally stealing the not dusting because it “throws the decor out of balance” line. HAHAHA! Love it.

  4. Prime Parents' Club

    April 17, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    I submit that “Real Housewives of the Motor City” would be the most interesting one in the Bravo franchise. ;)

    • gloria woodhouse

      April 22, 2011 at 5:42 pm

      Ditto…formerly from MoTown…a Housewife show from Motor City would be awesome…they would take all those other

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