Who would want to share their husband with 3 other women? I mean, sometimes I get sick of my husband (as I'm sure he occasionally gets sick of me) but I don't think I could handle other women claiming him 3 out of 4 nights. I love the fact that I am the most important woman in the world to my husband, and couldn't imagine him splitting that up between 3 other wives.
And as far as the guy goes... we as wives generally have a lot on our plate, and if our husbands aren't keeping up with it, we can get a little aggravated. Why would a man enter a situation where he has to support and keep happy 4 different women? I mean there are some obvious advantages for the husband to having multiple wives when it comes to... eh hem... night time, but there is so much partnership that goes into a marriage, how does he think he can do that partnership justice with 4 wives.
I recently proclaimed on Facebook that, and I quote, "I could totally handle it all if I had a full time housekeeper, cook, accountant, chauffeur, nurse, and masseuse." (meaning taking care of kids would be a breeze if I didn't have all that other stuff to take care of). The one advantage I could see right away to having sister wives would be more moms/wives/housekeepers/cooks/accountants/chauffeurs/nurses/masseuses to help out. Although would it all be negated by the fact that this particular polygamist family has now 16 children? Having another woman in the house that was part of the team would probably be pretty darn helpful, but is the trade-off of sharing your husband worth it?
While watching the first season of Sister Wives it seemed clear that the greatest hardship seamed to fall on the first wife, and the incoming wife. The first wife openly talked, repeatedly, about her jealousy. And the incoming wife struggled to find her place in the family, to bond with Kody (the husband) without stepping on the other wives toes. And all the wives had a hard time when Kody started courting Robyn (the incoming wife) with the fact that he was gone so much more and that he... (gasp)... kissed Robyn before they were "married". The weird thing, well one of the weird things, was that it was the first wife who suggested that they all consider adding Robyn to the family!
I guess the nice part though was the bond that the sister wives share. They truly seem to be best friends, or sisters. They all seem fairly normal, outside of the polygamy thing. I think I'd rather my best friends not live with me though, and not share a husband with me.
What I really don't get though is how this Kody guy managed to get 4 women to agree to marry him! He's kind of a dense idiot and clearly doesn't brush his long mane of hair. You'd think if you were getting married you run a brush through it, but apparently not for your fourth wedding, even if she did spend the entire day running around like a bride does getting everything ready, ugh. And the hair thing is really no big deal compared to the man's denseness when it comes to his family. For example, while the first wife was trying to make her husband understand her "jealousy issues" she asked Kody how it would make him feel to see her kissing another man. The level of hypocrisy then witnessed was ridiculous, he wouldn't even answer her because the thought of her taking another husband or lover was so disgusting and awful. It's hard to describe how moronic he seems to be, I'd like to, but trying to type it out is giving me a headache.
That's it, my rant. And because I work at home and don't have a water cooler to stand around chatting about reality tv, and the short people I spend my days with would rather talk about Arthur and Wizards of Waverly Place, I'm really wondering if anyone out there has watched this show, and what you thought!