Episode PremiereNovember 21, 2008
Show Period2004 - 2010
Production CompanyRDF USA, Embassy Row
For the Berwicks from Illinois, life is about pursuing your dreams -- as long as your name is Pete. Pete (50) is still chasing his dream of becoming a mega rock star, and wife Denise (54) will do anything to support him. Pete's so focused on his own career, he takes bookings even on holidays. 10-year old daughter Faith (9) feels she takes second place to her dad's dreams. Pete's music gigs don't pay enough to cover the bills, so he makes his money singing telegrams dressed like a gorilla, a chicken or a pirate. As well as making all of Pete's bookings, Denise does all the household chores; Pete believes that "(brides') wedding dresses are white so they match the appliances." Denise does everything for Faith too, including putting up with her temper tantrums.
In Georgia no one talks back to Val Roachford. Val (43) runs her family like a business, training her nine children to unload groceries assembly line style. She expects her husband, Greg (40), and the children to do whatever needs to be done to keep the house running smoothly. 19-year-old daughter Briana had been co-opted as a third parent and is so busy caring for her eight brothers and sisters, she never has a moment alone. In this house, dreams take a back seat to efficiency in managing a household of eleven.