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    What’s the Wife Swap obsession with home education about?

    In the season opener of ABC’s hit reality show, “Wife Swap,” a high maintenance former beauty pageant winner who insists on perfection in her palatial home and spoiled daughters swaps places with a junk-collecting, blue collar mom who believes that grooming and primping are a total waste of time. The episode, “Jeffrey/Greiner,” airs MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

    …Shannon heads to the Pennsylvania home of the blue collar Greiner family, where mom Belinda (43) and her husband, George (42), live with their two children, Madison (10) and Seth (9). The Greiners live in a loving but cluttered den filled with animals and their junkshop finds. What the family can’t get for free, they find in the trash or buy at thrift stores. They live in sweats and jeans, and Belinda has bought daughter Madison new clothes only twice in her entire life. Belinda cares more about spending time with her animals and her children than she does about cleaning up after them. She spends every waking hour of her day with her kids, even home-schooling them so she can have more time with them. In order for Belinda to stay home with the kids, George must work 16 hours days as a carpenter to support them. He spends so much time fixing other people’s houses that he has no time to work on the countless unfinished projects in his own house.

    3 Responses to “SEASON PREMIER”

    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    September 18th, 2006
    at 7:03 pm

    They want us because we are so gorgeous and have so much spare time! 🙂


    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    September 18th, 2006
    at 7:41 pm

    Maybe because the kids are “there” to be more a part of the storyline that way? Schooling these days takes them pretty much out of the family life picture.

    Comment by
    September 20th, 2006
    at 11:55 am

    That’s exactly what these shows are looking for. Screen out the more normal types, add some creative editing, and you get reality TV.