07/23/2013 11:34 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

I've Got a Reality Show For You, Discovery Channel: 'Alone With Kids and Afraid'


So, if you didn't know, the Discovery Channel has this new show right now called Naked and Afraid. Basically, they take two strangers -- one man and one woman -- and strand them in some remote "extreme weather" location for 21 days and film how they go about surviving. Oh, and surprise, they're naked. Quoting from the website: "In Naked and Afraid, these brazen and bold couples will get acquainted with each other and their new surroundings very quickly, forcing them to question and test everything they may think they know about their acquired survival skills and instincts."

After watching a few episodes (or every episode available marathon-style), I came up with a great idea for Discovery's next extreme reality show. I call it Alone with Kids and Afraid. The premise? You strand one single adult with 2-3 children and see how he or she survives everyday parenting challenges. Nudity won't be required, but I'm not gonna lie, it's highly likely.

I have a friend who works at Discovery Channel, so I'm definitely going to pitch this idea to her so she can float it up the awesome idea chain. And, to get them started, I've come up with 10 situations I'd like to see thrown at the contestants. How would your survival skills stack up in these challenges?


This post was originally published on Mackenzie's blog Raising Wild Things. You can also find Mackenzie on Facebook and Twitter.