Ok, I want to do this without ostracizing any of my polygamous readers*. Did any of you watch "Sister Wives" last night on TLC? I don't want to judge. I don't. It's a leeeeetle hard not to, but here I go. I can understand why it may be helpful to have a few extra adult hands around. And a couple extra incomes to boot. I've certainly wished for a nanny or maid service multiple times. I have never (Repeat: never) wished Jim would bring home another wife. Can you wrap your head around the polygamy concept? Because I struggle with it. Really. Struggle.
The husband in the show clearly thinks he is hot hubby stuff with his three (soon to be four?! Cliffhanger!) wives and pyglets (the kids- their words, not mine!!). I get the feeling the women have some esteem problems (oops, non-judgey Jules has left the building). You could manage a household as the only wife, dear! You alone could raise your kids without having to share a husband who has (what appears to be) commitment issues! In the trailer for next week's show the current wives are discussing the potential new wife when one comments, "He deserves to have a cute wife". ?!?! First off, ouch! to the other wives, and secondly don't sell yourself so short Wife #3!
Don't get me wrong, as weirded out as I am by the show I intend to keep watching. My girlfriend (who also has just one husband) made the point it may be a bit voyeuristic, but hey! They're asking for it!
There aren't plural (a word tossed around quite a bit in the 1 hour episode) commercials about polygamy (or even a single commercial that I know of) so here's an ad that makes me smile. Frankly, I hope I'm so awesome when I'm older. I'll go out and get freaky on the dance floor and onlookers can judge me all day long as I do the "Sister Wives".
*That's kind of a joke because I don't think I have any polygamous readers, do I? Do I? Like you'd admit it to me now, right? Fair enough.