How’s this for a reality show idea?
Six married men will be dropped on an island with one house each, one car each, one dog or cat as a family pet, and three kids for six weeks.
There is no fast food.
Each Dad must take care of his three kids, keep his assigned house clean, correct all homework, complete science projects, cook, do laundry, and pay a list of “pretend” bills and budget for groceries with not enough money.
Each Dad will be required to build a model American Indian hut with six toothpicks, a tortilla and one marker.
Each Dad must get a four-year-old to eat one serving of peas.
Each kid will play two sports and either take one music or one dance class.
Each Dad must also take each child to a doctor’s appointment, a dentist appointment, and a haircut appointment. He must also make one unscheduled and inconvenient visit per child to the local Urgent Care Clinic on either a weekend, evening, holiday, or the same day he intends to leave for a vacation.
Each Dad must also make five dozen cookies or cupcakes for a social function.
The Dads will only have access to television when the kids are 1) asleep or 2) all the chores have been completed.
They must attend weekly school meetings, church or another regularly scheduled activity, and find time once per week to spend the afternoon at a park or similar setting.
Each Dad must read a book to the children each night without falling asleep, and then feed them, dress them, brush their teeth and their hair each morning by 7:00 A.M.
They must clean up vomit at least once (pet dog or cat will also suffice) at 2:00 A.M., and must tend to any ill children all day long until the child is better.
Each Dad must maintain excellent hygiene and high levels of energy, creativity and optimism, wear nice clothes, wear stylish but comfortable shoes, stay fit and thin, have perfect hair and must try to get through the day without pet hair, snot, spit-up or food on their clothing.
Each Dad must demonstrate detailed knowledge of their kids including each child’s: birthday, height, weight, shoe size, clothes size, doctor’s name and phone number, 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 and viewers will vote the Dads off the island based on poor performance. The final Daddy survivor left standing wins the competition only if — he still has enough energy to be intimate with his spouse at a moment’s notice!