Monday, September 27, 2010

Sister Wives?

There's a new show on TLC called Sister Wives, about a polygamist family. There's the Dad, 3 wives, and 12 kids with one on the way. I'm super easy going with the lifestyles of other people. If this is what these people truly want, that's all fine with me. All of the wives grew up in this type of family, so they knew what they were doing. None of them were child brides and anything like that. And shockingly enough, the kids seem well adjusted and happy. They don't know anything different (the first child wasn't born until the man already had the 3 wives), so there isn't any reason for them to think their lives are bizarre.

Christine, Meri, Kody, Janelle

What I just don't understand, is the point of it all. Why on earth would a man want 3 wives? So many men in this world fight tooth and nail to keep from having just one. And why would a woman be ok with sharing her husband? Obviously their religious (fundamentalist Mormon, big surprise) beliefs play a big part. The wives on series are all pretty different, which I found interesting. The first wife has just 1 child, and is going back to school now. The second wife has 5, and she works full time. The third is pregnant and has 5 children, and she's the "domestic one" who watches all of the little ones during the day (while the older ones go to school. No, they aren't home schooled. Wow!). The dad is in sales or something, and sales must be very good, as he drives a Lexus sports car.

One thing did rub me the wrong way. While explaining the sleeping arrangements (each woman has her own room, he switches off), one of the wives says, "We don't go weird", I'm assuming to assure the viewer that there is no girl/girl action. Lady, you DO do weird. You share your husband with 2 other women. That's not typical in our society. You cannot expect people to accept your lifestyle if you're calling another "weird".

SPOILER ALERT, the guy is now courting a 4th wife. And the ladies are none too happy about it! Big surprise. Not sure if I'll keep watching the show, I swore to myself after John and Kate Plus 8, I wouldn't watch TLC anymore, since really they're just the Enquirer of TV. But it could be a train wreck, and I'd be lying if I said I didn't want to see that. I'm not a perfect person.


Nicole said...

LMAO! @ Lady, you DO do weird! Everyone was talking about this show and I was mad I missed it! But now that I know it is on TLC, I KNOW I will catch a rerun before sunday! =D

Lisa said...


i thought the SAME THING when she said, "we don't go weird."

ha ha ... now THAT'S a relative statement!

The Driller's Girl said...

I started watching, and then I got up to do something, and never came back. Now i'm regreting it!!! lol!

ella said...

I know: the Jon and Kate thing. I was rooting for them at first, when everyone thought she was such a shrew, but then as it grew so, so, SO ugly, I can't stand either of them, especially her. She's just another celebrity-fucking wannabe.

ClosedOnSunday said...

So, why are the wives upset about the new addition? That just doesn't make sense to me.

In any event, thanks for visiting my blog!

52 Faces said...

hahaha I can't believe you watch this Heather!!!

Yeah I'm also astounded by guys who want more than one wife. My boyfriends always complained that when they got me, they also got my best friends, etc...:P One woman is such a money-drainer already, who in the world can afford more?