January 09, 2009 08:00 AM by Joe Reality
On this week’s episode of Wife Swap, the Dusseua and the Smith-Snider families are featured. Crystal Dusseua is a traditional mom, who started entering her daughter in pageants when she was only three months old, while Esther Smith-Snider is a feminist mom who also does roller derby and works as a doctor.
The Dusseau family from Colorado consists of wife Crystal, husband Tim, and their two children. The children are thirteen month old Kaylee and seven year old Kyle. Both children have been involved in the pageant world. Kaylee has twelve pageant trophies and two crowns, while Kyle has fifty-four pageant trophies. Kyle has now retired from doing pageants and competes in wrestling.
The Dusseau family is committed to always giving their all. Crystal strives to be the ultimate housewive, and she cleans the house in high-heeled boots and almost always wears make-up.
The Smith-Snider family from Washington consists of wife Esther, husband Eric, and their two daughters. The two daughters are nine year old Willow and six year old Rowan. Esther doesn’t waste time with make-up, because she lives a busy life as an ER doctor. When she’s not working, she unwinds as the Esterminator at the roller derby rink. Eric stays at home, works as a potter and keeps the house in order. In regards to their daughters, both parents would rather they enjoy life than focus all their attention on education or social skills.
In the first week of the swap, Crystal Dusseau works at a doctor’s office and then goes to the roller derby. Meanwhile, Esther Smith-Snider is shocked by the Dusseau childrens’ pageant trophies and tiaras. Kaylee Dusseau loses her first pageant under Esther’s watch.
In the second week of the swap, Esther takes away the pageant trophies and schools the family on that there is more to life than just winning. Esther also has Tim clean the house in high heel boots so he can see how it feels. Meanwhile, Crystal shows the Dusseau children how to be pageant princesses. Crystal also sends Eric to become one of the boys on the football field. Wife Swap airs on Friday, January 9 from 8 PM to 9 PM ET on ABC.
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