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, 
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 

 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 
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! 

Where's Wayne

  • Apr 30
    Drury Lane Theatre,  Oakbrook Terrace
  • May 3
    Allstate Arena,  Rosemont
  • May 4
    The Chapel,  Mundelein
  • May 4
    Wrigley Field,  Chicago


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