This is my confession: I’ve been watching Sister Wives. (Yes, that’d be the TLC reality show about a polygamist family in Utah.) And, even worse, I LIKE IT.
Apparently, I have great taste in reality tv. I don’t watch “normal” reality shows like American Idol or the Bachelor. Instead I choose to love on people like John and Kate, the house bunnies from The Girls Next Door, and now the four women who share Kody Brown.
It takes a confident woman to make such an honest confession. It takes loving family and friends not to judge her TV choices. (Ahem *throat clearing* hint.)
Here’s the thing, I’ve watched the entire first season of Sister Wives and the word that best describes the show is fascinating. The women are well spoken and articulate, dress normal, appear to have good relationships with their children, and (most surprisingly) a strong sisterly relationship with each other.
One of the women, Christine, is the most vocal and well spoken of the four. In the first episode she explains why she became Kody’s third wife, saying, “I wanted the family, not just the man.” And while I’d never advocate for a polygamous lifestyle, she and the other wives offer a glimpse at a family that appears smart, funny, loving and close. It’s evident the women are friends. It’s evident they care deeply for each other’s children. It’s evident the children respect their dad. The only thing that’s not as evident is how in love they are with their husband, although in each marriage there were certainly moments it appears they are.
I’ve been surprised by how much I like these women. I haven’t been surprised by the husband, who is a total douche. Just sayin’.
I’m curious if you’ve seen Sister Wives yet? If so, I’d like to hear what you think. Do tell!