Pirate Family on Wife Swap
Last night for the season opening of Wife Swap a professional organizer swaped with a Pirate family. Here is the Pirate's family bio.
Tori "Mad Sally" Baur (42), her husband, "Ol' Chumbucket" John (51), and their three children, Cate (16), Millie (13), Max (6), and dog Shiloh are a modern day pirate family from Oregon.
John and his best friend and business partner, Mark (aka Cap'n Slappy), are the authors of "Pirattitude" and founders of "International Talk Like a Pirate Day," celebrated all over the world on September 19. Chaos and creativity rule the Baur house, and the kids are encouraged to speak their minds. Tori stacks dirty dishes in the oven instead of cleaning them, and dirty laundry piles up around the house. The bill collector is over so often that John considers him a friend.
John and Tori are unconventional and embrace the chaos of the pirate lifestyle. Millie and Max embrace it as well, but quiet Cate prefers to stay in her room with comic books, and she's often left out of the swashbuckling.
Yes! This is the guy who started talk like a pirate day! Argggh!!!
Needless to say the house is swimming with scurvey, fleas and rumm. The deck has not been swabbed in many a year.
Okay and here is the poor family they swaped with.
Lisa Fine (36) and husband Craig (40) lead a life of organized perfection in California. Floor to ceiling bins line the Fine home and everything in their lives is labeled.
The kids, Ashley (13) and Brandon (10), are the perfect cheerleader daughter and football playing son. Picture-perfect Ashley is a miniature version of her mom, obsessively organizing her friends' rooms and making sure that her mother's "systems" are being utilized throughout the house. She says she has to remind herself that she's just a kid, not a professional organizer.
Brandon wishes he had a little more chaos in his life. After he builds something out of blocks, he has to take it apart and put the blocks away in individual bins by color. Craig says that Lisa is a perfectionist and keeping up with her is tough.
Needless to say it was a classic episode of Wife Swap