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Anyone watch Wife Swap?

June 7th, 2009 at 05:58 am

Friday night's show was a very "avid" coupon clipper homebody family swapped with a family that totally lived in the moment, were always on the go, and spent money left & right. Total clash! The coupon wife tried to teach the spenders to use coupons but it was pretty futile. She was successful in introducing a little more family time, though, instead of always running here & there to events. Plus, she did get the spender hubby to agree that they needed to cut back their spending, or at least he agreed his wife did!

Spendy-wife tried to teach coupon-man to do things without coupons, and was somewhat successful but I don't think that will last. She actually had the nerve to threaten to shred all the coupons they had clipped and filed in a binder though!! That didn't go over so well. LOL. She was quite successful in getting the family to do activities outside the house, and having the kids try some sports other than Wii athletics.

I like the show for a little light entertainment on Friday's, and it's fun to see the opposites thrown together for the week. Sometimes they are dumb episodes, but other times it's interesting to see people thinking and doing things outside their norm and discovering they like to do things different.

In my little world, it's been a wonderful weekend so far. The weather has been gorgeous, and I've gotten a lot done outside. Plus, I stopped at a few yard sales today, and came away with (1) a new work outfit, (2) a pair of jeans, (3) an item to relist on eBay, and (4) a nice print/picture about friendship that will make a cute little gift. Total OOP: Just $3 Smile

4 Responses to “Anyone watch Wife Swap?”

  1. whitestripe Says:

    i watched it a few times when i was sick, as its on day time tv here. after a few viewings i decided i didn't like it because it always seems to go to the extreme. i understand thats how these shows work, and how they get ratings, but really its sometimes cruel to watch opposites clash like that - because you know in real life they would never do anything together because their philosophies are polar opposites, so to force them to live together is just mean. i remember watching one where there were about 8 kids in a family and they were all homeschooled, and the swapped wife tried to make them spend all their money on new clothes (they shopped at thrift stores) and enroll them in a public school. it was just a bit sad.

  2. Ima saver Says:

    I watched it too and did not like it very much.

  3. monkeymama Says:

    I totally love that show. Big Grin I probably saw that episode a while ago.

    It epitomizes great reality TV - it's just a train wreck. But entertaining, for sure.

    It always amazes me what people will do for fame and money anyway...

  4. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    I watch it occasionally. My husband pretends not to know me when I do. That's good because then he's unlikely to mention to anyone that I watched it! Big Grin

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