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]