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post #81 of 127
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Why do they keep skipping weeks? Is the season over already?

 



I think the season is over but the one next Sunday is some sort of special I think to highlight Robyn's pregnancy.

post #82 of 127

I think they have one more episode left.  They show them living in Vegas in that episode. 

post #83 of 127

I like the show, but I am having trouble staying interested with how often they take 2-3 week breaks between episodes.

post #84 of 127

So that was it until Fall?  We see the houses and get told Robin is pregnant and then just.....  This season was weird.  I hope they get back to regular programming if the show comes back next fall.  It was too hard to follow and stay interested with all the skipping weeks.

post #85 of 127

I was glad Robyn told Meri off camera.  That has to be hard.  I know their belief system puts such a focus on marrying and having children but I can't fathom dealing with infertility all those years and watching as one woman after another has a baby with your husband.

 

So DH and I were discussing it as we were watching last night and is anyone else getting the impression that as much as I don't doubt they all believe this is lifestyle is important from a spiritual perspective, they all seem quite eager to live much more autonomous lives.  Not that I blame them, I just thought it was interesting how appealing the idea of living separately seemed to be and make all the wives except Janelle happy.

post #86 of 127

I doubt Robin told Meri off camera.  I think they're just going to hold out on the footage until next season, which I think is completely lame. 

 

I think the only reason Janelle wouldn't like living alone is that she has more responsibilities this way.  She doesn't have Christine to start dinner or watch her kids etc while she works all day. 

 

I thought it was pretty pathetic that Meri moved a mile away from the others when something else was available close by.  Way to ostracize your DD even more.  She wanted the fancy house more than she wanted to live by her sister wives or her daughter's siblings.  I thought it was pretty selfish if she's so into this culture.

post #87 of 127

 

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She doesn't have Christine to start dinner or watch her kids etc while she works all day.

 

It must be a big transition for Janelle to go from being a working parent to being home with the kids. I know she's said in other episodes that she likes being a working mom.

post #88 of 127
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I doubt Robin told Meri off camera.  I think they're just going to hold out on the footage until next season, which I think is completely lame. 

 

I think the only reason Janelle wouldn't like living alone is that she has more responsibilities this way.  She doesn't have Christine to start dinner or watch her kids etc while she works all day. 

 

I thought it was pretty pathetic that Meri moved a mile away from the others when something else was available close by.  Way to ostracize your DD even more.  She wanted the fancy house more than she wanted to live by her sister wives or her daughter's siblings.  I thought it was pretty selfish if she's so into this culture.



I totally agree! I was thinking the same thing when I watched the episode! She pics a nicer house over being closer to the family? I thought their lifestyle was about family!? I wonder if their going to build another house so they all can be close together? Or why no do what they do in BIG LOVE and just get 4 houses together and open up the back yards?

post #89 of 127
The whole move was a cluster mess. I hope they build a house asap.

Anyone who knows the area, how much is the rent on those houses?
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The whole move was a cluster mess. I hope they build a house asap.

Anyone who knows the area, how much is the rent on those houses?


I understand the 4 houses thing but I also wonder if they wouldn't be better off financially if they would've tried 2 houses and double up Meri and Robyn with Janelle and Christine.  At least for a short period of time it seems like it would've helped them be able to move into their own home sooner.  Besides... how are they going to pay for these places if none of them have jobs?  I don't know how they're going to pull this off and it's got to be really hard on those kids who are used to being around each other all the time. greensad.gif

post #91 of 127

They said it was a bad sale market (which probably explains how they actually found 4 houses in the same area in 3 weeks) but that usually means rent goes up. That's what it's done here in the Washington DC area which compared to everyone else wasn't that bad.

A quick check of zillow looks like things are in the $1500 range for houses - I don't know what area they are in though! To me that sounds cheap but that's because we paid more than that for a 2 bedroom apartment several years ago, we were of course in the DC area so cost of living is a tad different I'm sure. 

 

post #92 of 127
I too think that they should at least pair up the wives. No need for one wife and kids to need 5 bedrooms.
if they want to encourage the kids to be more siblings than cousins, that sharing rooms should be a given. Maybe not duggar style, but at min 2-3 kids per room. Especially if the houses have finished basements
I do wonder what will happen when meri's kid graduate. Considering kody only makes his rounds about once a week. That's a lot of alone time for meri and a lot of single mom time for the rest.

If it was me, rotating meals at each house would be a given. Maybe group meals for 3wives and kids with the other family having dad time. More entire family time on the weekends.

My family can't work ouqt enough time (parent-kid and/or parent/parent and or parent alone time) in just a family of 4!
post #93 of 127

It makes me think there's a lot going on here that we don't know about.  There just seems to be a big disconnect between what would seem to naturally follow their philosophy, etc. and what actually happens. 

 

I really don't get why Robyn and Meri aren't sharing a house and why they are so dead set on settling in rental houses (when supposedly the goal is to get one big house eventually which I'm guessing they'd have to build).  I realize they've been through a lot and settling down is healing but given that none of them are employed besides doing the show, it just seems like a poor decision.

post #94 of 127

Hey all.  I actually live across the street from one of the Sister Wives.  Janelle.  I kept wondering why film crews were going to their house and filming people driving and walking and stuff, so I finally asked the producer what they were fiming and he said "Sister Wives."  I became more interested after that.

 

The families get together at Janelle's house frequently, around dinner time.  So they're not all having dinner alone in their houses, at least not every night.  Robin has a lovely baby bump now.  I've seen her standing on the street talking on her cell phone quite a bit, and she doesn't always seem to be happy while doing it.  But I have no idea what she's saying or who she is talking to.  One time when I saw filming going on and she was at her car I walked past her on my morning walk and said, "What show are they filming here" and she said, "I don't have time to talk to you." She was snippy but I could also tell she was stressed.  Someone was yelling at her to hurry up and get something.

 

They spend a great deal of time setting up for a shot.  I remember one time Kody and Janelle were sitting in his Lexus convertible for like 20 minutes while they set up a camera on a truck in front of them and just filmed them driving down the street.

 

Kody comes by every week at some point.

 

And recently I met one of the daughters, Aspyn, as she is babysitting for my daughter's closest friend.  We had a conversation about her possibly sitting for my kids :)  She is a sweetie.

 

They all go swimming at Janelle's house frequently, and I imagine that will continue as the heat of the summer kicks in.

 

They were all recently at my daughter's 5th grade graduation.  Christine got there first with the baby and the young daughter and held seats.  Then Kody came, then Robin, then Meri.  Didn't see Janelle there.  Robin stood throughout the entire event, but she was running around taking photos.  During the refreshment period a lot of people were talking to them about their show and everyone seemed pretty supportive.

 

 

post #95 of 127

I feel bad for Meri becuase I think I relate to her the best. I too would want my own house and I don't think she should have been forced to share with another wife. She has said before many times how she likes having her own space and she is used to it being just her and Mariah. To suddenly have to share a house and be the only one in the family to have to do it just becuase you only have one child is BS. As for not choosing a house closer- we don't know what the house was like and why she was against it and really a mile away isn't that far. Its funny because Robyn said she thought Meri would have the hardest reaction to her being PG and I think Christine is going to have a really really hard time with it. Christine has said how she felt so jealous when Robyn was coming into the family and that it made her feel like she wasn't good enough for Kody that he had to add another wife. That with the fact that she has the youngest child right now and I think she is really going to have an adjustment.

post #96 of 127

I agree Starr, I don't think Meri should have to suffer because she only has one child.  I'm just thinking that given their current situation it would make more sense to temporarily share versus having four houses from the get go.  But then again, they know more about their finances than we do.  Hopefully that show pays well.

post #97 of 127
With so many teenagers - it doesn't make sense to move to Nevada, where they said there aren't church facilities. If you want your kids to stay in your religion, you need to have other kids around for them to marry.
post #98 of 127

 

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 I also wonder if they wouldn't be better off financially if they would've tried 2 houses and double up Meri and Robyn with Janelle and Christine. 

 

Dh and I were thinking the same thing. It just seems to make more sense than renting four houses.

post #99 of 127

Wow so many different point of views! Im reading the thread saying "oh yeah" "I had not thought of that" "What a good point" 

Now here is something else to think about!:

 

 

Could you be a sister wife?

post #100 of 127
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Could you be a sister wife?


No.  There are parts of it that do seem nice.  It would be wonderful to share childcare duties with other women who cared for your children like their own and it would be nice to know that if something happened to me, DH wouldn't be on his own--there would be another woman there to step right in.

 

But, I don't share in terms of sex.  That's where I draw my line.  That's just me though--I'm selfish.  To each their own!

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