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I have been watching the new series – wife swap australia, every family seemed to have an interesting quirk: be it super lazy, super clean or super fit, and its made me wonder what our quirk is?

would you do it?

I joked to my man about applying, he of course said no way, because he would get a wife that made him do everything!! (he can’t/won’t/doesn’t know how to cook!)

But still I want to know what our special thing is? People tell me I do way to much for my family, although I disagree, I know mums who do way more and besides, I’m at home all day, what else will I do?

I do all the cooking, every night, I do the Ironing which there isn’t much of, as I detest it. I do the washing (man will help and hang a load out if I remind him), I do the trash, most of the dishes, and cleaning of the house. But – My wonderful man does help, he does the dishes after dinner if he is here, and like I said he will hang washing, also it has been known to happen that I will leave the house because I can’t deal with the mess and Mister 2 running around, and I will come back to a sparkling house because man got bored and cleaned, (he does draw the line at vacuuming though!)

So I don’t think there is anything to quirky about the household maintenance.

Our personalities match pretty well, I’m the stressed one and he can be so laid back he is horizontal, so we balance each other out really well. Very rarely will we argue, normally things are planned out and talked about before it gets to that stage. Neither of us are lazy, nor are we extremely driven, we just do what needs to be done and have fun and try to educate our children along the way.

I can’t really imagine anything quirky about that either then.

I think our kids are normal? Missy 10 moans and sulks about helping out around the hows and mister 2 throws tantrums when he doesn’t get his way, although they both have relative consequences to these behaviours and neither rule the house.

So all in all I think we are lacking in the quirkiness department. I’m thinking that this is a good thing, but sadly I don’t think we would have gotten on wife swap, even if I did apply!!

How about your family, whats your quirk?

Or are you boringly normal like us?

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Comments on: "wife swap" (3)

  1. Ummm, yeah your description of your family could easily describe our family too! Just everyday people, nothing to spectacular but I think not too boring either. I often wonder how they find the people that star in shows like that!

    • I know, right! And how do these people have the confidence to have their ‘different’ family all over tv?! do they even realise others are not like them?!

  2. Uhhh… you’ve read my blog so you know the “quirk” in our family, but we’re actually pretty traditional. I mean, I do everything in my house since I’m the mom and dad, but I think it’s fine to take care of your family, especially kids because they’re only kids for a little while. They’ll learn about hard work soon enough. I try to teach mine useful skills and sometimes they actually use them, i.e. my oldest was hungry and had the gumption to go in the kitchen and make himself some pasta.

    Each family is different and each family has a rhythm and schedule that works for them.

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