confession: i'm hooked on "the baby borrowers."
yeah, it's totally crappy reality tv, but it's entertaining as all hell. take 5 teenage couples who luuuuuuuurve each other foh-evah and want to have a family together, and toss 'em right in the middle of grown-up life. they get a fully furnished house on their own cul-de-sac (i DID say it was reality tv, right?) and then are given "loaner kids" starting from babies all the way through teenagers. one half of the couple gets to work a regular job, the other gets to stay at home with the kid. and then the last part of the experiment involves caring for an elderly "family member."
what amazes me most are the parents of the "loaners." because although the couples are shadowed 24/7 by a professional nanny, and there are cameras throughout the house with the parents watching from the next street over or some shit, um - no way in hell. no fucking way, even. i get that they're trying to help these teens figure out if they're cut out for a family or not, but the bottom line is that they're leaving their precious little offspring in the hands of these immature ass children who can't even communicate with each other.
birth control, indeed.
i mean, really - could you see me even contemplating lending this out to some kids?
disclaimer: this could very well be 30 seconds of your life that you'll want back, so consider yourself warned.
i've already got my directv tuner all set to switch over to the repeat of "the baby borrowers" when it's on WE later today. heh.