Monday, December 6, 2010
I've read this before, but I found this extended version and read it recently at the women's gym where I work, and we all agreed it hits home! This really sums up the reality of everyday life for a mom. I love it...
- Six married men will be dropped on an island with one car and four kids each, for six weeks.
- Each kid plays two sports and either takes music or dance classes.
-Each child will need a wrapped birthday gift for two parties during the six weeks, to which the men must RSVP, drop off, and pick up.
-Each man must also take each child to a doctor's appointment, a dentist appointment, and an appointment for a haircut.
-He must also make cookies or cupcakes for a social function.
- There is no access to fast food.
- Each man must take care of his four kids, keep his assigned house clean, correct all homework, complete science projects, cook, do laundry, etc.
- The men only have access to television when the kids are asleep and all chores are done. There is only one TV between them and there is no remote.
-Each man will be responsible for decorating his assigned house, planting flowers outside, and keeping it presentable at all times.
- The men must shave their legs and wear makeup daily, which they must apply themselves, either while driving or while making four lunches.
-During one of the six weeks, they will have to endure severe stomach cramps, back aches, skin breakouts, and have extreme mood swings, but never once complain or slow down from their duties.
- They must attend weekly PTA meetings; clean up after their sick children at 3:00 a.m; make an Indian hut model with six toothpicks, a tortilla and one marker; and get a 4-year-old to eat a serving of peas.
_Them men will pray with the children each night, bathe them, dress them, brush their teeth, and comb their hair by 7:00 a.m. each day.
-At the end of the six weeks, a test will be given, and each father will be required to know the following information about each child: birthday, height, weight, shoe size, clothing size, doctor's name and phone number, best friend, favorite color, favorite toy, favorite story, favorite snack and drink, biggest fear, and what they want to be when they grow up.
- The kids vote them off the island, based on performance.
- The last man wins only if he has enough energy to be intimate with his spouse at a moment's notice.
If the last man does win, he can play the game over and over again for the next 18-25 years - eventually earning the right to be called 'Mother'.