Friday, May 30, 2008

The next Survivor Series...I am all for it...


Six married men will be dropped on an island with one car and 3 kids each for six weeks.Each kid will play two sports and either take music or dance classes.There is no fast food.Each man must take care of his 3 kids; keep his assigned house clean, correct all homework, and complete science projects, cook, do laundry, and pay a list of 'pretend' bills with not enough money.In addition, each man will have to budget in money for groceries each week. Each man must also 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 Urgent Care.He must also make cookies or cupcakes for a social 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 chores are done.The men must shave their legs, wear makeup daily, adorn himself 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, back aches, and have extreme, unexplained mood swings but never once complain or slow down from other duties.They must attend weekly school meetings, church, and find time at least once to spend the afternoon at the park or a similar setting.They will need to read a book to the kids each night and in the morning, feed them, dress them, brush their teeth and comb their hair by 7:00 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, height, weight, shoe size, clothes size and doctor's name. Also the child's weight at birth, length, time of birth, and length of labor, 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 vote them off the island based on performance. The last man wins only if...he still has enough energy to be intimate with his spouse at a moment's notice.If the last man does win, he can play the game over and over and over again for the next 18-25 years eventually earning the right To be called Mother!

1 comment:

Mindy said...

Hi Cheryl. I stumbled upon your organization in a local magazine while walking the treadmill at the gym. Recently, when an acquaintance of mine faced the reality of losing her baby, I was reminded of Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep. Every Monday I host Ministry Monday on my blog where I highlight local, national, and international ministries. I just wanted you to know that today's post is dedicated to your amazing organization. I would have loved to have written a beautiful description, but honestly, I couldn't post through all of the tears. The NILMDTS website speaks beautifully of the organization, so I'll let it speak for itself. Your story is touching and profound. Thank you for being so vulnerable and open about losing your son. Maddux is beautiful and your letter to him is so tender and had me weeping. Thank you for your ministry, and may God bless you as you touch the lives of so many families that are experience the pain and grief of losing a child. Please feel free to stop by my blog to see today's post, and if there is anything that you'd like to add, please let me know.