Mamma Wants To Be A Bachelorette…?

| March 12, 2013 | 6 Comments

I wasn’t sure I wanted to write about this as it would be full disclosure that I’ve kinda, sorta been watching this latest season of the Bachelor. I’m going to blame it on my daughter. She made me watch it! We have a pact. If she needs an excuse for something with her peers she is always more than welcome to blame me and now I’m letting her return the favour with a feeble, “It’s her fault. She made me do it!”

I wouldn’t say we’ve watched religiously as we haven’t. We seem to have followed the same viewing pattern that we use with American Idol and other shows like that. Watch the beginning (auditions), catch a few in the middle, allowing us to pick favourites and bad girls, and then watch the last 3 episodes. And I’ll admit, I’ve made a lot of fun of the show as it has progressed. It’s part of what gets me through it. I do things like talk over them and make up what they really want to say. For example, when Sean says that he came on the show to find true love and the one for him, my version was more “Gosh, sales aren’t that great. Not sure I want to work in insurance my entire life and my abs are only gonna get me so far and I’ve always wanted to model and maybe be famous for 2 minutes.” Similar with the girls, “I’ve been unlucky before and I really know what I want. I’m a small town girl, living in a lonely world and want to meet my true love.” Really, what she is saying in her head is, “I can’t make $30,ooo forever. I’m getting old (24) and I only came 7th in that bikini contest on the beach. When am I going to either be discovered or meet someone rich.”

I know it sounds petty and I won’t argue that BUT so is the show! Don’t forget the premise and past shows outcomes! It gets me through watching silly episode after episode. Then there’s the other side, especially as Sean narrows down the girls to a small group. I don’t know about you but when I was in a new dating relationship, there was enough stress about liking the boy too much and wondering if he liked you the same and so on. I can’t imagine having to do that with active and in my face competition. So good for them. It’s almost like a beauty pageant with one man as the sole judge.

Anyways, last night during the finale my daughter said, “Mommy, you should go on the next show.” I looked at her in a funny way. My husband hadn’t clued into the conversation yet as he was unusually quiet. She then continued, acknowledging my marital status and that I would just go on for fun and to shake things up and banter away using my widely acclaimed wit and humour. I agreed and at this point my husband clued in and thought it might be a fun social experiment also. My goal would be to chat up the girls and hang out. No one on one dates etc. It would be a way to get a nice holiday, do my hair up nice every day and go nice places and sip out of crystal glasses day and night  and wear ball gowns, lots of ball gowns!

We thought about it a little more, our group of 3 and realized that I might actually get pretty far in the competition a la Survivor theme as I wouldn’t be a threat, would be a girls girl and would be liked and entertaining. I think it would be a great way to freshen up the show. “Married Mom of 2 takes on the Bachelor and his posse with no plans to win, just a vacation away with an opportunity to learn new hair techniques along with various eye lash application strategies.”

I’m off to pack!



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  1. Mama Wants To Be A Bachelorette… | Laurel E. Anderson | March 12, 2013
  1. John says:

    Love it. I can’t wait until you bring the Bachelor home for a chat 🙂

  2. Mommy Tummy says:

    This is hilarious! I would actually watch the show. I think you should be like a sniper, though. No one should actually know that you have no intention of winning until the gig is up. Your hard-to-get (AKA married and not interested) status may actually place you in a position to win lol.

  3. Lola says:

    Great idea Mommy Tummy! I love it! I will payroll you as my ninja behind the scenes if I make it!

  4. Bill says:

    Laurel, as always you put a smile on my face. Your daughter has had a wonderful idea and now that you have put it out there, trust me you will have a 1,000 ladies submitting their applications next week. Take care, Bill

  5. kathy downey says:

    This is so funny …..

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