I was just sitting here watching The Real Housewives of somewhere, thinking what are these people realities? The show portrays women that are wealthy, wear very costly name brands and are very socially active. It also promotes women resolving issues by making fools of themselves in very public places.
While watching the show I had a “spaghetti junction” of thoughts (in my T.I. voice) running through my head, but ultimately I began thinking how some women try to imitate the lives of these reality celebrities. This is ok for those of us that can afford it, but if you meet any of the following criteria, you may want to invest in other ventures.
- I you are forgoing a bill (or a few bills) to purchase Berkin, Gucci, Christian Louboutin, Valentino, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen, etc…..
- If you (and your children) are living with your parents but drive a luxury vehicle.
- If you are making these expensive purchases, but your children are walking around looking thrown together.
- If you are buying expensive statement pieces that make you seriously alter you lifestyle, and have nowhere to wear them or nothing equally as fabulous to wear with them.
- If you are spending your time trying to be socially active, but your child is 5 and still can spell or write their name.
- If you are wearing these expensive brands and getting into a broke down vehicle.
If you are modeling you life after these reality stars (who have very scripted roles) you may want to have a moment and come back to reality. Get your priorities in order. Remember that at the end of the day you still have to live in your world and interact in your circles and you don’t want the question to come up, who is she today?
Remember when shows used to show people in a positive light and actually taught us valuable life lessons? Remember “Living Single,” “Girlfriends,” “Martin,” “Friends,” “Hanging with Mr. Cooper,” “A Different World,” these are the shows producers need to focus on bringing back to our televisions. You want to be a good housewife look at shows like “The Cosby Show,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “Family Matters,” those are shows that portray wives being great mothers and women. Not to say that these women aren’t good wives and/or mothers, but that isn’t the focus of the shows.
It is so easy to get wrapped up in these shows because they are entertaining, I know I have my DVR set for them. But remember these shows are for Entertainment Purposes Only and they are being paid to act like fools! Live your reality, don’t try to imitate what you see others doing because at the end of the day that season will end, just like the shows season.