Saturday, November 17, 2007

People are stupid, especially the stupid ones

Trading Spouses is an American TV show that depicts two families. The twist is the wives of the two families swap over for a week. The moral of the story, is that every family has their way of doing things and each family has something to teach each other.

I saw my first episode of the UK version called Wife Swap last night. I have normally avoided this program because the two families are absolutely nuts and I can't see anything good from watching it. I have forgotten the names of the families but in family 1, was a well off family who's mother was a clean freak and did everything for her children. Family 2 was probably a below average income family who's mother did sweet nothing with her time. Cleaning to her was tidying up for 5 minutes. Her children's room smelled like pee, and she got her husband to do most of the house work.

In the end, family 1's wife, decided that she was a little uptight and loosened the leash to allow rugs to be played on, but still maintained her cleanliness and did everything for her children. She did realised the need to spend quality time with her husband.
Family 2's wife, acted in my opinion like any non-educated person would have; she saw what would benefit her family, what perhaps she needed to do to make her life and her family's life better. In her own approx words "I'm a bitch because I've let my family live like this but I'm still a bitch because I'm not going to change."

By no means am I the perfect being, however, I thought family 1's wife, should let her children be children more. Children need to stand on their own two feet, a lot of learning takes place when mistakes are made.

To have gone through a "life changing experience" and then not doing anything about it is ignorance and stupidity.
If your children's room smells of pee, and you do nothing about it, that is neglect.
Perhaps the TV show bent many truths, but if I was working for childcare services, I would be knocking on their door asap.

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