Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.

6.30.2005

Stay tuned ...

You may soon be seeing me on ABC's TV show "Wife Swap."

No shit.

Seriously.

I got this cryptic email Wednesday telling me that some TV show is looking for "interesting moms (check) with outgoing personalities (check) and adorable children (triple check, you've seen my kids!)" for a TV show and asked me if I would be interested. I laughed out loud. I turned and told Army of Dad and we agreed that someone was playing a very funny joke on me to see what I'd do. I decided to address it as such and play along.

I got a call today from two different reps from ABC's Wife Swap to see if I'd be interested in being on the show. My dears, this is freaking my shit. I will no longer be anonymous if I do the show. I will also have to be away from my hubby (and THOSE benefits because it isn't THAT kind of swap) as well as my children as well as my house and all those comforts.

Anyway. A casting associate found my blog and thought I might be an ideal candidate for the show. I did a brief phone interview with her, then the casting producer called and we did a phoner, too.

Later, she emailed me some questionnaires and I have to make a videotape. I called my best friend and asked if I could borrow her videocamera and she said "it depends on what you use it for." Made me laugh because I didn't even think about using it for THAT. But *rubbing my chin* it isn't a bad idea. ;) Anyway. We have a bunch of questions to answer on camera and this will be a challenge. We are having introspective moments here going over the questions. This could be good for us on many levels. My best friend was beside her self when I told her about this. "YOU are perfect for this show!!!" she beamed through the phone. She just couldn't hardly contain herself because she kept telling me how good I'd be for this show because I speak my mind.

ABC is still looking for families and they do financially compensate the participants for their troubles. If you want to fill out an application and we can swap (ha ha) go here. How many of you women want to come live with Army of Dad for a week or two? What about with my beautiful children? ALL THREE OF THEM!!!!

I'll keep you all posted on the progress. This could be good. We could use that money to pay off some bills, especially since I'm going to be wrapping up my project soon. So, I'll be working on the video and questions over the long weekend. So many things to answer from what are the worse things about being a parent in my household to what makes my family interesting. I'm not sure that my family is all that unique and interesting. Are we?

10 Comments:

  • At 11:38 PM, June 30, 2005, Blogger Alli said…

    Holy shit this is hilarious. I don't blame you for thinking it was a joke.

    You are all amusing, although you'd probably get swapped with some NE liberal weenie. That'd definately be interesting.

    *giggles*

    I say go for it. Aside from your anonimity, what do you have to lose?

     
  • At 12:52 AM, July 01, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Alli, that is what we figured, too. They'll have us swap with John Kerry and Theresa (say it with her accent) Heinz Kerry. Now, on the bright side, I could have lots of ketchup and I could finally ask him a few questions that I had.

    But, seriously, I figure AoD will get some wife who is VERY independent and doesn't believe in waiting on her hubby hand and foot and I'll get some touchy-feely liberal college professor who cries and stuff.

    *shuddering*

     
  • At 2:11 AM, July 01, 2005, Blogger cashin said…

    Do it, just so I can say "Hey you know that one Husband dude on Wife Swap? Yea I played halo with him a bunch of times"

    That's worth it right there. I've only been chilling at this blog for some....4, maybe 3 months. But I can tell you're quite the character. The show will have an extra viewer if you do end up on it ;)

     
  • At 2:45 PM, July 05, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    OK , OK , I hear yor cry for HELP with AoD. I will come in and be wifey pooh . He will get trained right , No there will be waiting on him.He will have a chore chart, and cooking and cleaning responsibilities(sp) . I am sooo Thrilled. I also know all the kiddos,we will have to do this before school starts:I dont want to "mean teacher" and "mean mom" and "mean wife" all in one day. I am perfect for the job !!!!!! You know AoD will be excited to hear this !!!!!!!!!1

     
  • At 4:10 PM, July 05, 2005, Anonymous Army of Dad said…

    No I won't.

     
  • At 5:37 AM, July 06, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    AoD, OH YES YOU WILL !!!!!!!!! I will come now , instead of Super Nanny HERE comes Super WIFE, I will be there soon !!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • At 6:46 AM, July 06, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    *ROFLMAO*

    I would love to see AoD whipped into shape by Mean Teacher Mama. He may even wind up with that cute little barbwire bicep tatoo that I'd like to see on him.

    Meow!

     
  • At 8:23 PM, July 06, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    It seems that me and AoD our having this fight on your site. Say the word and I will be there!!!!!!! (You know AoD is secretly wanting me to come)

     
  • At 11:11 AM, June 08, 2007, Blogger Taylor_Blue said…

    Did you end up being on wife swap??? I just found this post and now I am dying to know...

     
  • At 7:19 PM, June 09, 2007, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Nope. We weren't weird enough, apparently.

     

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