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Cast members of the Realish Housewives of Edina from left to right: Quinn Shadko as Claudia-Louise,
Cast members of the Realish Housewives of Edina from left to right: Quinn Shadko as Claudia-Louise, Kim Kivens as Ravonka, Karissa Lade as Desiree, with Jason DeRusha.
My name is Jason and I am a real househusband of Maple Grove. Where do I try out for my reality show?
“Real” housewives have been a thing for more than a decade because their lives are soooo fabulous. They’re rich, they get in fights on TV, they launch fashion lines, and they get even richer. But what, pray tell, about the househusband? I go to work at 3 a.m., so I get home with plenty of time to sip chablis and get in fights with other househusbands. And yet it’s the housewives that get all the love because pop culture has tabbed us as bumbling oafs who can’t do laundry. Oops! Was that water hot?
The truth is, househusbands are awesome. We help our kids with homework, shuttle them to soccer, and, just like Real Housewives, wig out at our bros over our friendships:
Why are you spending so much time with Bryce?
Why are you spending so much time with Hunter?
We even get in Daily Mail–worthy Twitter beefs:
“John Tauer ‘Betrayed’ by Jason DeRusha”
“Chad Carter Punches Mark Heckathorne After Real Househusbands Reunion”
And think of the settings! Househusbands going to yoga (er, broga?!), watching our kids mow the lawn as we sip craft beers. Real househusbands of Minnesota: It’s our time!