Friday, June 27, 2008

Late Night TV

It's past midnight...what am I doing up?!?!

Bryleigh's teething and has an upset stomach. Poor baby. Not much that I can do except love on her and rub those sore little gums.

So while we are both awake, I decided to do some channel surfing to see what is on TV. I have to say that this program intrigues me as well as leaves a sick feeling in my stomach...



The show is touted as a "Social Experiment" to help five young couples decide if they have what it takes to get married, set up a household, have and raise children...etc.

When I first heard about the program, I was sick to my stomach at the thought of handing over either one of my girls to a teenage couple to practice parenting with. Thankfully the producers of the show seem to have thought ahead. Each house is rigged with cameras so the real parents can watch 24/7 from across the street...plus there is also a professional nanny just footsteps away to rescue the infant from harm's way...



I think that this couple seems to be the best at parenting their infant.



This couple seemed to really want to play with their infant and have fun...but they got frazzled too fast.



This couple seemed to do alright with their baby, but there was alot of "drama" before the little one arrived.



I was worried about how this young man would react to their baby, but was surprised at how he stepped up to the responsibility. She decided to play prima-donna when the real mom showed concerned that she wasn't doing enough to help the baby eat. Now she wants nothing to do with the baby.



And this couple...they have the youngest and cutest baby in the group. That cute little baby just lights up when she sees her temporary daddy but cries for her fake mommy. Too bad he seems to be the class clown and keeps referring the the baby as "It"!

From what I have read, the teenage couples get to take care of their babies for 3 days and then move on to toddlers, tweens, teenagers & pets, and finally elderly parents. Pretty sure that by the end of the experiment, they won't look as cute and eager to please!



I guess this was the first show. Cannot believe that not only did I watch the entire show, but now I'm posting about it!

So tell me...am I the only one watching this? Am I a nerd or just sleep-deprived?

8 comments:

Kate said...

I taped it. I did a lot of research on "Baby Think it Over" which is/was a program implemented in high school (basically teens were given life-like dolls to care for).

I don't really understand these people who are volunteering their babies!!

Elizabeth :) said...

I'm the queen of trash tv so I won't judge you for watching. I can't say it sounds interesting but I have been sucked into far, far worse. I frequently end up awake longer than I wanted/planned to simply b/c some stupid tv show sucked me in. I may have to look for this one now tho...

Haute Mama said...

I'll own it - I recorded it on the DVR...however I haven't had the chance to watch it because every single time I sit down with the remote, Ella requests Camp Rock.

TheRagan3 said...

I actually posted about this on my blog too. I undertand the premise of the show but there is no way that I'd give up my kid for the show, whether or not there were TV's or nannys. I don't get it either.

Kristen Distler said...

Oh yeah...I watched it too. I totally don't understand the parents who volunteered for the show. Who would do that?

Kristen Distler said...

Oh yeah...I watched it too! I totally don't get who in their right mind would volunteer their children for this show! I feel sorry for the babies!

Elizabeth said...

even a tv monitors across the hall...i wouldn't let my daughter be a part of this...i'm way to anal! hehehe

looks hilarious!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Oh my... what is the younger ones thinking these days (maybe I am old now???) back when I was younger I always loved kids but NEVER wanted one at their ages... I think it is great that the teens should get those 'crying' babies... let's see how much they want it then... I am 39 this year and still waiting on my adoption... though I am glad I am older, wiser and alot more patience... hehehe...