Yep, I allow my teen and pre-teen to watch this T.V. show. I am sure people are clutching their pearls in shock. Oh hush. We use this show as a learning tool.
You see, I am a “real housewife” on the outskirts of Atlanta. I run errands, I pick up kids and I make appointments. So, to my kids this is like watching Cartoon Network….fiction. These woman are characters to them. They ask me, why are they acting like that?? Why? because THAT is not normal or real. When you have 5 kids and responsibilities the last thing you are thinking about is 5 inch heels, your lashes and weekday bahama trips (at least it should be). I just left my friend’s house and she was just a messy as I was was. With yoga pants an oversized shirts and flip-flips, because we had just dropped our kids off at school. Not in heels and a push bra. We had on sweatshirts and a yoga pants looking at drapery.
I am sure people will say that kids don’t understand the difference but that is bull. You allow them to have I-phones, Facebook and Tumblr accounts but they can’t figure out that you can’t drink wine at noon and pick up your kids at 3:30 without getting arrested?? Give your kids more credit. Unless you are these women with cameras following you to get Panera bread and colonics then you can have a seat. Children know the real deal, unless you have shown them otherwise. Don’t depend on T.V. to raise your kids. Instead use it as a learning tool to show them the difference between real and fake..scripted versus real life. #cabbagepatchtodat