So my DH and I would love to go on the Block, but the fact our kids are 4 and almost 2, it just wouldn't be possible as our parents are too old to look after them for 12+ weeks, the only other people my kids would be comfortable are our siblings but they have kids of their own.
There's a couple in there now with a 1 and 3 year old and I wonder how they could possibly do that (logistically and practically) with the kids at home?
How would you manage it if you and your partner were on the show (or another reality show that you were both on) or would you just not even bother as you couldn't leave your kids that long?
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01-09-2016 14:55 #1
Going on a reality TV show
01-09-2016 15:17 #2
I wouldn't bother as I wouldn't want to leave DS that long. 3 months is a really long time to be away from young children.
I can only assume that these people have a lot of family support to look after the young kids. I don't think it's fair on anyone though to be perfectly honest.
01-09-2016 15:20 #3
Emotionally, there is no way I could leave my kids for that long.
Dh & I went away for 4 nights and I was struggling towards the end of it. Add the pressure of a reality show to the mix and I think I would be a wreck.
Logistically though, I think we could do it. Between my & dh's parents, our kids would be well looked after and I think they would both be willing.
01-09-2016 15:22 #4
We couldn't do that and not because I couldn't leave the kids that long, but truthfully I can't imagine not feeling guilty for lumping the kids (we have 4 young kids) on someone for that length of time and with DH's parents interstate and with low tolerance for children, they'd be a no-go and my parents (particularly) my Mum would flat out say no.
I was also still breastfeeding when they were one year old, so again wouldn't be able to do it.
So yep, no reality tv show appearances for us anytime soon!
I think (from watching past Blocks) most people with very young children had grandparents minding the kids, so I am assuming that may be what the couple with the 1 and 3 year old have done.
01-09-2016 15:38 #5Senior Member
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I would love to go on MKR, but with a friend and not DH. I told DH if we were to ever do it (because, in my head we totally win it) then he'd have to take LSL and him and the kids come stay with me for that long
But in all seriousness, I would really super struggle. We have amazing family support, and in 3 states too. But I don't think I could do it unless I was seeing the kids regularly.
01-09-2016 15:42 #6
Going on a reality TV show
I would imagine being selected for a reality show (unless it's wife swap or 7 year itch etc) would be such a rare and fantastic opportunity people would find a way.
I usually wouldn't leave my kids for that long, especially so young and dependant on me..... Unless it was something REALLY special.
I know if I won an around the world trip I would wean my 10 month old in an instant and ditch them on my poor folks, or even DHs folks if they couldn't (even though I'm sooo not a fan of their patenting style/ideals) lol
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01-09-2016 17:40 #7
Logistically and emotionally it just wouldn't work for us. Last night I had with no kids was 4 years ago for my wedding night and even then i wasn't too great about it. I have training 5 hours away, for something coming up soon and it's 2 lots of 3 nights, two weeks apart and that's worrying me enough as it is and it's something I REALLY REALLY want.
Also, my in-laws live 10 hours away, I'm completely estranged from my family and 4 kids (6, 4, 3 and 2) including one with autism is a bit much to ask of someone for 3 months. (Hence why I haven't left them overnight)
01-09-2016 17:50 #8
I have a recurring dream that I'm in Big Brother (the dream is my eviction interview - go figure!). I always come 6th, by the way...
I wouldn't ever go on a reality show, but not because of DS, but because of my job. I don't think it's an appropriate thing for primary teachers to do, as a general rule.
01-09-2016 18:08 #9
Wouldn't be an option for us, for various reasons.
01-09-2016 18:12 #10
They do let you go home for a day here and there and also fly your kids and family to visit so it's not 3 months without seeing them but yes I couldn't leave them that long. I struggle leaving them for 1 night!!
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