By the way, here’s some of the Sister Wife jewelry:
Where’s the thumb? Is this a tribute to differently-abled folks?
At this point, let’s talk Darger Wives. While they seem to get along, so did the Browns in season 1. I have a feeling their “cooperation” may stem in part from Joe pressuring them into conformance.
On the other hand, they all do seem to take their faith seriously, and they strike me as people who said, hey to advance this religious cause we all believe in, we’re going to make some accommodations. This is so unlike the Browns, who almost never talk about their faith, and never ever talk about making a sacrifice or accommodation to better serve the kids, the overall family, or their faith.
Later, the kids went to a diner to talk about their families. Some of the Dargers want to be pligs, others don’t – same as the Browns. They do say their moms work as a team and share the kitchen quite well. The Browns say their family is “in sheer chaos all the time”. It’s pretty evident that although the Darger kids may respect Joe, you step out of line at your peril in that house.
We then go to Dini’s, a restaurant where all the adults are having dinner. The evening starts with a discussion of the homes. All the Dargers live in one house. Christine says prior to the move to Vegas, only 3 of the Brown wives lived in one home. Joe asks if they envisioned four homes, and Kody says he thought they would find a “rich person” who was short-selling their large home. However, he found even large homes only had 5 bedrooms. Yes, cause Kody? Most “rich people” don’t have 25 kids. Which is just common sense/knowledge.
The Browns talk about how the move to Vegas was a “reset”. The Darger Wives suggest that if they “reset” again, try sharing a kitchen. Kody adamantly says they tried that, they won’t do it again. He shares that for the sake of the children, the Darger Wives “sacrifice their own identity” and share a kitchen. I’m not sure why sharing a kitchen is “sacrificing their own identity”. Where a spatula is located isn’t part of my identity. And surely the Darger Wives trade off who makes the main dish (or whatever) so each can do one that she likes best. Plenty of women share a kitchen – mothers and daughters, roommates, nuns. None of them “sacrifice identity”. They just get along, unlike the childish, incredibly immature Brown wives.
You just need to stay sweet like we do.
The Darger Wives say they like sharing a kitchen. Meri asks if they aren’t upset about how the place is decorated (that it may not be to one wife’s taste since they share a house). One of the Darger Wives says “is it as important as having children grow up as brothers and sisters? I’ll let it go”. Kody shares the Dargers should be careful about “pushing” their style on him. I’m not sure talking about something is “pushing” but whatever. Sounds to me like they struck a nerve.