Married men seldom understand the responsibilities involved with being a so-called, “stay-at-home” mom. Here is a concept that would be hard-pressed to find willing participants. I present this with love and respect for the hardest working people on earth… the mom’s of our families.
The Challenge goes something like this:
Six married men will be dropped on an island with one car and 3 kids each car for a period of six weeks. Each child will play at least two sports and take either music or dance classes, or both. There is no fast food for dinner. Each man must take care of his 3 children; keep his assigned house clean, correct all homework, complete science projects, cook, do laundry, and pay a list of 'pretend' bills with not enough money.
Additionally each man will have to budget enough money for the week’s groceries. Each man must remember the birthdays of all their friends and relatives, and send cards out on time with no emailing allowed. Each man must 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 hospital Emergency Room. He must also make cookies or cupcakes for a school 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 of the chores are done. The men must shave their legs, wear makeup daily, adorn themselves 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 severe abdominal cramps, backaches, headaches, have extreme, unexplained mood swings but never once complain or slow down from other duties. They must also attend weekly school meetings and church, while finding time at least once to spend the afternoon at the park or some other similar setting. They will need to read a book to the kids each night. In the morning, they will have to feed them, dress them, see that they brush their teeth and comb their hair by 7:30 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, their height, weight, shoe size, clothes size, doctor's name, their weight at birth, their length, time of birth, and time of labor, as well as 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 will have the chance to vote them “off the island” based on their performance. The last man wins only if... he still has enough energy to be intimate with his spouse at a moment's notice.
For the last man who does win the challenge, he earns the opportunity to play the game over and over and over again for the next 18-25 years, eventually earning the right to be called Mom!