During the first week, Audrey takes it easy while Richard cleans the house. Audrey says, "I don't know how anyone can stay in bed like this…this is boring!"
But, after a week of obeying Christie's house rules, Audrey gets to lay down her own rules for Richard and the three girls. "The way I see it, you girls are spoiled. So, for the rule change, the girls and I will be doing the cleaning." She also tells the girls they are going to drink milk with dinner instead of soda, and she will no longer drive the older girls to school—they're going to take the bus to school.
Although most of her new rules are defied, Christie's girls do come around in the end. One daughter says, "We actually love Audrey and wish she was our real mom, because she's so into her family and making sure they're happy."