Raise your hand if you're a mommy blogger who got the following email today:
I'm in the casting division with ABC Television and we're looking for great families and moms who love to stand out from the crowd, families who aren't afraid to be unique. We think that amazing mothers who are part of your groups would be amazing to feature on our program.
We're currently casting for ABC's hit family show, 'Wife Swap!' Please don't be confused by the title - "Wife Swap" is a family show on ABC primetime. The premise is simple: two moms from two very different families get the opportunity to swap lives (but not bedrooms - everyone has their own!) for a week to experience what it's like to live a different lifestyle - and to see what they can teach each other about their own! In this case we're looking to feature interesting families with unique interests and hobbies - and all the fun that goes along with it. I would greatly appreciate you forwarding my information on to any of your family members, friends, and associates who might be interested in sharing their lives with us for a week!
All featured families will receive a $20,000 financial honorarium - and $1000 goes to anyone who refers a family that makes it on the show! We are looking for two parent families with children (between the ages of 5 and 18) who are ready for adventure! If you are interested, I would love to post something on your website about our show. I appreciate your assistance in reaching out to these great mothers and look forward to hearing from you soon!
ABC Television / RDF Media
Even though $20,000 would be nice to have, it isn't worth having the entire US questioning my parenting skills and housekeeping style.
But if you want to subject your family to public humilation and ridicule, go right ahead and tell them that Anne-Marie of A Mama's Rant sent you.