Monday, April 13, 2009


I got this in an email and I thought it was so funny! Even though my husband is a great dad and husband, he will be the first to tell you how hard it is to take care of the kids by yourself. He often tells me "I don't know how you get anything done!" You just have to appreciate how much work it is to be a mom sometimes!


Six married men will be dropped on an island with one car and
3 kids each for six weeks.

Each kid will play
two sports
and either take music
or dance classes.

There is no fast food.

Each man must
take care of his 3 kids;
keep his assigned house clean,
correct all homework,
and complete science projects,
cook, do laundry,
and pay a list of 'pretend' bills
with not enough money...

In addition, each man
will have to budget in money
for groceries each week.

Each man
must remember the birthdays
of all their friends and relatives,
and send cards out
on time--no emailing.

Each man must also
take each child to a doctor's appointment,
a dentist appointment
and a haircut appointment.

He must make
one unscheduled and inconvenient
visit per child
to the Urgent Care.

He must also
make cookies or cupcakes
for a social function.

Each man will be responsible for
decorating his own assigned house,
planting flowers outside
and keeping it presentable
at all times.

The men will only
have access to television
when the kids are asleep
and all chores are done.

The men must
shave their legs,
wear makeup daily,
adorn himself with jewelry,
wear uncomfortable yet stylish shoes,
keep fingernails polished
and eyebrows groomed.

During one of the six weeks,
the men will have to endure severeabdominal cramps, back aches,
and have extreme, unexplained mood swings but never once complain or
slow down from other duties.

They must attend
weekly school meetings,
church, and find time
at least once to spend the afternoon
at the park or a similar setting.

They will need to
read a book to the kids
each night and in the morning,
feed them, dress them,
brush their teeth and
comb their hair by 7:00 am .

A test will be given at the end of the six weeks, and each father will be required to know all of the following information:
each child's birthday,
height, weight,
shoe size, clothes size
and doctor's name.
Also the child's weight at birth,
length, time of birth,
and length of labor,
each child's favorite color,
middle name,
favorite snack,
favorite song,
favorite drink,
favorite toy,
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 still 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
and over again for the next 18-25 years
eventually earning the right
To be called Mother!


Holly said...

So funny- and true! We women are amazing creatures! Jason made comment to me that he saw you at the store with one babe in arms, the other in a packed shopping cart. He appreciated how much work it was for you.

Our Family Tree Is Full Of Nuts.... said...

This made me laugh so hard. Wouldn't it be awesome if this could really happen?? Then maybe they would appreiciate everything that we do. We can only dream, right!!

CBS said...

Oh man that is seriously funny...and true!! I told Brady the other day that men who are "stay home dads" take about 10 years off their life cause they just aren't cut out for the mommy job. Then as he was trying to calm down our screaming baby he handed him back to me and said "here take him...this is taking years off my life!" Lovely hu?!

Steph and Brady said...

Oh my goodness, I was laughing so hard when I read this email from you! That would be the top show on TV for sure! I think every mom would watch that and laugh SO hard. Well they would probably have to DVR it because they would have to watch it really late when the kids were asleep! :)

Michael and Tara Green said...

I love this! I have yet to be a mother but I totally appreciate this for my own mother!

KW said...

That's great! It would be awesome if that would really happen. Gotta love all the stuff we get to do!