How many of you have a bucket list, or something similar? If you are anything like me, there will be some you will complete, some you may never complete, and some that will happen, but only at the perfect time.
One of the items on my bucket list is to go on a TV show — maybe a game show or reality TV. I was thinking “The Price Is Right” would be the perfect one for me due to my unhealthy obsession with Plinko.
That is until I spent a few too many hours laughing my butt off watching Wife Swap re-runs, and writing as a joke an article asking for anyone who might be interested in “Wife Swapping,” with my family.
What happened next was beyond bizarre. I got an email from Bob Hamel, a casting producer from ABC’s “Wife Swap,” less than 48 hours after I published the article this was a little too ironic for my liking. I instantly ran to Google him. He was legit. I called him the next day after talking to my husband who said, “Let’s do it.” I spent about an hour talking to him about our family, the things that meant the most to us, what we do on a daily basis, what roles each of us take on within the home; it was really tough to come up with all that on the spot, but the longer we talked the more in depth things got. They wanted to know about our religion, values, belief systems, what things really irk us. Good or bad, we made some sort of an impression, and they approved us for the next round of interviews! This round consisted of a more in depth application which I immediately filled out and returned, and a video interview. We were provided with a script to go off of, and let me tell you, this is probably where they make the decision because getting the entire family to do what you want them to is dang near impossible. After 47 attempts at getting daughter to say her name was nothing other than “Flower butterfly,” and 865 attempts at getting my family to work together we came up with this video. I was sure this would get us chosen!
Or maybe not. Ultimately we were not cool enough for Wife Swap. We must have terrified them because we haven’t heard back, not even a rejection letter. Perhaps a polka dot afro will do the trick?
Or perhaps, they really just don’t know how much a wounded warrior family has to offer.