What is a real housewife?
I asked my husband this question yesterday and he got nervous.I guess he figured that if he answered the question the wrong way, he’d be in trouble.
I finally got him to say that he felt that a housewife was someone who maintained the home and took care of their children.
I’ve been thinking about this after reflecting on a series of shows by Bravo called, The Real Housewives of (enter name of location). There are several locations featured: New York, Orange County, New Jersey, and Atlanta.
On these shows, there are about 4-5 women that are “wealthy” and it shows how they live life from day to day. I haven’t seen all of the different shows, but I have been checking out one of them in particular.
The Real Housewives series by Bravo mainly depicts these women as being socialites that keep drama going, and constantly flaunt their money around.
In my personal opinion, the lives that are depicted on the TV shows do not reflect the average housewife. They should really consider changing the name of the series.
How about, “The Real Socialites”?
Or how about, “The Real Drama Queens”?
The only thing close to showing a real housewife on TV that I can think of right now is the Duggar Family with their “18 Kids and Counting” TV show on TLC. In case you don’t know, the Duggar family is a Christian family that lives debt free with 18 kids. Definitely worthy of a reality show and many of us can learn from them and their frugality.
What do you think a real housewife is?
Do you think that these shows adequately represent housewives?