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'Sister Wives' Recap: Parent-Teacher Conferences Have Never Been THIS Humiliating (VIDEO)

by Jacqueline Burt on November 25, 2012 at 10:48 PM

sister wivesYet again, I feel emotionally manipulated by ... The Sister Wives. That's right, you heard me! Because at the beginning of tonight's episode, "Kody Begs for an Answer," I found myself all emotionally invested in the well-being of The Brown-y Bunch. Hey, I couldn't help it. Something about watching Kody and Meri and Janelle and Christine and Robyn suffering through the stress and humiliation of parent-teacher conferences ... well, ALL parents, polygamist or not, fear being judged by our kids' teachers when we show up for those dang things. Imagine walking into that empty classroom with your husband ... and your three sister wives? Brutal! And when the Brown kids started talking about their everyday lives and hopes and dreams and struggles -- from skipping school to becoming a famous fashion designer to desperately needing more privacy -- well, that's when I really got hooked. These are universal issues, you know? Sister Wives: They're just like us!

Except ...

When they're not. Just like us. Such as, when they're stressing and sobbing about whether or not the blueprints for their soon-to-be-built absolutely enormous adjacent homes include a wet bar and/or a hobby room.

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Um ... what are y'all complaining about, exactly?!

Then there was the drama over Robyn's late arrival to Logan's high school graduation. (Robyn was supposed to bring the camera, apparently, but by the time she got to the ceremony Logan already had his diploma and everybody was mad at her, as usual, because she's still the shiny new wife.)

Um ... haven't we all forgotten to bring/charge our cameras to some big important milestone event in our child's life at some point or another?! I think the standard/appropriate parental response in these situations is a frustrated forehead smack, not soap opera level theatrics.

Oh, and as for that answer Kody was begging for? He needs to know (like, RIGHT NOW) whether Meri wants to do the in vitro thing or not. Because make no mistake, Kody "is gonna have more kids." One way or another. You got that, Meri?

Um ... who ARE these people?

So emotionally manipulated. Yet again.

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  • talaricg
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    talaricg

    November 25, 2012 at 11:16 PM
    I don't think that you need to relate in order to care about the show. I can't relate to them AT ALL- yet I love the show because before this show I honestly was fascinated by how a polygamist family worked. All I had to go on was what you read in the media or Big Love- not exactly reliable sources. I like seeing them as a real family, with real struggles, as they help show the world what their lifestyle is all about.
  • MIA0223
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    MIA0223

    November 26, 2012 at 6:53 AM
    From that still of the video, it looks like jenelles gym trips are paying off! She looks much smaller!
    I haven't seen the episode yet though, so can't comment!
  • bills...
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    billsfan1104

    November 26, 2012 at 7:15 AM
    I still don't like Robin. I would like to know why she just didn't ride with them to the graduation. And who is Kody going to have all these kids with?
  • Gages...
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    Gages_Mommy32

    November 26, 2012 at 10:11 AM
    Do they seriously only have 1 camera among them? Between the 5 adults and however many teenagers they have, does no one else carry a freakin camera in their purse...especially to a graduation. Why on earth would that be assigned to 1 person??
  • UWAtt...
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    UWAttackCat

    November 26, 2012 at 4:23 PM
    Why is it always one man with multiple wives? Where's the women with multiple husbands? I'll watch that show. As far as the camera thing, what...no one could whip out their phone and take a pic?
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    flowerfunleah

    November 26, 2012 at 10:22 PM

    I can't relate to them. At all.

    However, I'm kind of taken aback by them. There Meri is whining about a wet bar and how she just doesn't need that fifth room but gosh darnit she wants that wet bar! And here I am, mom of ONE, wife to ONE, and we can't even get a home loan.

    Pffft. Are you kidding me people? Really??

    If had known that marrying a man with three other wives meant that I would get a huge house to live in in a nice little suburb in a culdesac then hell! I would have jumped on that bandwagon years ago. Reality tv is just other people showing off or showing up.

    Awesome.

    Way to bring it Brown family. Way. To. Bring. It.


  • Misc...
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    December 1, 2012 at 6:19 AM
    If they weren't getting paid for being on this show, they'd be on welfare. Only the legal wife gets social security benefits when the husband dies. The others get welfare. Too bad the kids have parents who are this dysfunctional. There is no beauty or grace or happiness in families where parents are this self absorbed and the women are chasing and begging for attention from an emotionally immature and unavailable man.
  • Enki
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    Enki

    December 14, 2012 at 10:26 PM
    The guy made his fortune with advertising so I doubt they would be on welfare. Fair play to the polygamists as long as they are consenting where is the problem.?
  • Julia
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    Julia

    January 9, 2013 at 9:22 PM
    When I first watched the show it was out of curiosity, but the more I watched, I couldn't help relate to them. I still think Kody is a little phony the way he acts sometimes, but I like the wives and the kids all seem normal and happy and that's all that matters. There are families with both parents, single parents, gay parents. There's no right or wrong way to have a family as long as the children are well taken care of and the parents have a good relationship, as I think the Browns do. Personally, I don't think I'd want their lifestyle, but I respect their choice.
  • niki
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    niki

    January 14, 2013 at 2:30 AM
    this just gets to me them using a faith of Christian stance 4 their lifestyle choice. It says in the 10 commandments Not 2 lie...They do nothing but lie about all kinds of things concerning their lives. He said God picked Robin 4 them... WoW They never explain why their religion says to do this either. My christian heart just believes its abusive all the waay around except 2 Kody.
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