Lisa is used to being around her husband and kids. Her kids flip mom and dad off, complain about everything, talk back to their parents.....all in a way that is probably done somewhat in jest, but probably not exactly how most sociologists would recommend you raise your kids. Lisa can't cook, and doesn't want to learn. her parenting style makes for a nice happy, yet fat, family. the son seemed to get his first taste of a different form of parenting when samantha was encouraging him at bowling, which he commented on as being really cool. doesn't look like the parents have set any boundaries with their kids as far as their diet or how they listen to their parents. no way i would have even thought about flipping off my parents, or talk back. kids seem like normal kids, happy to get away with whatever mom and dad let them get away with. i can talk back, ok. mom doesn't cook so i can order pizza whenever i want or pick out whatever crap i want from the store, ok. sam seems much different from the nakamura truckdriving waitress. she has tried to encourage the kids without butting in too much.
the lisa lady really did appear to be tipsy at the restaurant, and the looks the kids were giving her were classic, like they had never seen anyone getting drunk before. the kids may appear to be lazy for not wanting to do the chores she came up with, but she didn't even know they had a maid and was upset the daughter didn't help her clean when the maid was coming right behind her to clean. maybe the kids are responsible for tehir rooms, and not the kitchen and laundry. i think the producers come in after a day or two and tell the ladies to shake things up and try to make their kids live by their rules...
id didn't look like lisa's kids were doing any cleaning with sam over there like they were just doing their daily chores.....methinks if lisa was really enforcing her rules like she had at home they would have ordered a couple of pizzas and had a burping/farting contest and they kids would have gained 20 pounds by the end of the week.
she doesn't come across as likable. bossy maybe. socially retarded. she can't act around the new family like she would act around her family without coming across as annoying. the new family doesn't appreciate her 'sense of humor' and is not used to having a loud, obnoxious, drunk mom.
the dad and kids possibly should be trying a little harder to get along with her, but after 2 or 3 days, i'm sure they can't capture exactly everything the family has put up with to this point.
i'm somewhat afraid for the families regarding how the mothers will say the money has to be spent.
sam may be leaning towards a new car and healthier lifestyle (cooking lessons, nutirtionist, child psychologists)
lisa could have them dump the money on a year's supply of pizza and hot wings