Notes from a New Mom: TLC's newest show, "Sister Wives," follows the day-to-day life of a real polygamist family in Utah. The Browns (one husband, four wives, thirteen children) are members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
usually gets negative coverage in the media
, but the Browns put a different spin on it. "I never wanted to just be married to a man," says Christine. "I'm glad to be [Kody's] third wife, because I never wanted to be alone with a husband, and the third wife balances out the tension between the first two." Hmm ... polygamy
's starting to sound kind of good
Think about it: There are four wives to share in the raising of the children, four wives to share the sex duties, four wives to tend to housework. Wouldn't it be nice to have a whole community to help you through disagreements? If there were another wife around in my house, maybe I would actually be heard for once! And the kids? Since there are thirteen of them, they'll likely raise one another, freeing their moms to have some much-deserved private time. Oh, and the wives all sleep in separate bedrooms, meaning that each one sleeps alone several nights a month.†
Alone in bed?! What a dream ....