The teens are super mature, and apparently they’re also super sneaky! Mariah spent the night at a cousin’s house and didn’t pick her phone when the others called her. How many times did they call her? And why were they phone stalking her? Can’t a girl get a break? Nevertheless, Logan, Madison and Hunter devise a plan to prank Mariah since it’s April Fools’ Day. That’s fair. The person who is not present when the others are feeling feisty is the teen who will be pranked is a universal rule.
So what’s the plan? Madison and Logan are going to tell Mariah that Hunter was arrested for being out past curfew AND he was drinking alcohol! While this may be a normal Friday night for many teens, it is a big-ass deal in the Brown family because their religion prohibits the consumption of alcohol. I’m pretty sure their parents, like all good parents, prohibit getting arrested.
Logan and Madison put on incredible performances as they tell Mariah the bad news about Hunter. Her reaction is classic:
“He WHAT??? But that’s ILLEGAL! Like, America illegal and God illegal!!!”
Purse and iPhone DOWN!
Mariah is apparently Mom Junior; she throws down her bag and storms off to go give Hunter the what-for! Madison and Logan lose it, and I found myself chuckling along with them:
The best laughter is at someone else’s expense
Madison and Logan knew the alcohol thing would be huge to Mariah. But WAIT, there’s more! Madison takes the prank to the next level by getting Meri involved. Meri sends a text to Mariah demanding that they return home immediately. So now Mariah thinks her brother is a criminal, he’s violated their faith, AND he’s ruined Spring Break for everyone. Before it gets too out of hand, they all yell “April Fools!” Mariah warns them that they have it coming.
“Wait…this is a joke? You guys are SO. EFFING. DEAD.”
We take a break from the teens, probably so they can go visit friends and family who do not want to be on camera. That’s too bad for me because I love them, but I understand that their privacy is important. FINE, I’ll allow it even though it means we have to sit in on another Brown family business meeting.
The purpose of the latest meeting is to discuss Robyn’s business idea, a My Sister Wife’s Closet line of jewelry and a boutique. As you may recall, Robyn made necklaces for her Sister Wives for Christmas, and those necklaces were the prototypes for her jewelry line.. Robyn thinks the necklace and the ring would be a good start. She shows the family some drawings she’s made of hearts and the letters S and W. Kody is very involved, which is nice (or annoying). Janelle thinks the hearts are trite and overdone. Christine likes the hearts. OMG this is boring.
There is one design that Christine and Janelle both like. Since they’re both good Mormon ladies, they don’t see what I see:
All I see are truck nuts / droopy balls
Robyn wants something solid that will appeal lots of people. She also wants to promote the idea that they are strong women when Meri has an epiphany: SW could mean Strong Women and Sister Wives!! Robyn and Kody’s react like Meri discovered fire while CHristine and Janelle exhibit a quiet enthusiasm. And by quiet, I mean they don’t care.
Robyn: “OMG YOU ARE SOOOO SMART!” Christine: “Yeah, someone give her a PhD.”
Meri tells us that the wives used to seem like Superwoman to people that didn’t know about their marital situation. After all, they appeared to be raising a kajillion kids, keeping a clean house, holding down jobs and they never called in sick. I guess the answer to “how does she do it?” is “get some sister wives on board!”