I am not ashamed of my love for Reality TV. It is by far one of my favorite guilty pleasures. The drama, the tears, the cat fights, what’s not to love. While I was binge watching a few episodes of this enthralling season of The Bachelor, I couldn’t help but notice one HUGE thing that I had never noticed before. The contestants actually have a lot in common with my three year old daughter. I’ve picked a few categories to compare, let’s see how they stack up…
My Toddler VS The Bachelor Contestants
It took approximately 3 days for my daughter to learn concept the concept of sharing. The Bachelor is now on its 18th season and the contestants still can’t seem to fully grasp the idea. News Flash: You are on a show where a guy dates multiple women on national tv…knowing how to share should be a prerequisite.
Winner: Despite the fact that she is in the “mine” stage, I think my toddler edges out the competition in this category.
Crying Won’t Get You What You Want
I don’t know if it’s a ploy to get more air time or just need for attention, but there is rarely an episode without a few minutes dedicated to a crying session. I don’t know what surprises me more: the fact that grown women shed more tears than when I send my three year old to time out or the fact that they manage to do so without ruining their eye makeup.
Winner: The winner was going to be my toddler, but considering she just started crying because she doesn’t like Rapunzel underwear(wtf?!), I’ll give this one to “The Bachelor” gals.
Be nice to other people…at least when you are in public. Smile. Be cordial. Make small talk. Don’t yell. Have a pleasant demeanor. Don’t bite people.
Winner: This one is pretty close. Both the women of “The Bachelor” and my toddler seem to have difficulty with a few of these common courtesies(particularly the biting one for my daughter). Tie.
This week my daughter just told me a story about how she and Cookie Monster sang songs and baked muffins at the gym. This week I also watched “The Bachelor” contestants gush about how their three weeks with the Bachelor has made them see that true love is possible. I saw women pine for a man they have had a total of 20 minutes one on one time with, but are SURE that he is “the one”. It must be the five star hotels in exotic location that are making these women see so clearly.
Winner: Obviously my three year old daughter.