Next question: Is there ever a time when someone isn’t mad at Kody? HAHAHAH sounds like he watches the show. Kody says he doesn’t know. At the moment Christine is mad at him. Kody says some husbands become numb to wife discontent (aka their wives bitch at them too much so they stop caring) and he cannot afford to be like that. Can anyone really afford to be like that?
Robyn chimes in about her parents that live in a permanent honeymoon state. Apparently her mother let go of the petty things and tried to focus on what her husband did right because they didn’t have a lot of time to fight. Robyn tries to do the same thing with Kody. So, ignore his faults all the time because we want to play happy house? Yeah, that’s going to go over well with the other wives:
Kody sighs while Janelle says “are you fucking serious right now?” with her eyes.
Kody sums it up by saying that you should exploit the things that are wonderful and ignore the things are not. I don’t even have the words to express how much this annoys me.
Yet. Another. Question. Since the show has revealed on more than one occasion that the Browns struggle to make ends meet, how are they going to put 17 kids through college? Kody notes that most parents in America are facing the same struggle, which they are – just not on such a large scale. Janelle says she worked her way through college – of course, because she is a badass. They want to pay for all the kids as much as they can, but they teens are going to have to help themselves too. Robyn says that even though the push college, they won’t all go.
“Let’s be real, there’s at least one or two kids in this family with hairnets and nametags in their future.”
Janelle and Kody immediately apply the smackdown:
“LOLZ shut your mouth fourthy. We’re in charge here, and we say college is non-negotiable”
Robyn says she is just trying to be realistic that at least one or two of their kids are going to push back. Janelle says they have to get some sort of education, even technical school.
Which mom pulls rank? It depends. They each are the #1 disciplinarian for their own biological children, but the kids have to respect whichever adult is around / in charge on the scene. Kody says he pulls rank; he steps in when they need course correction. Except when they were tree shopping, or when some of the kids were being assholes on the camping trip. And probably lots of other times. I’m curious to know what the kids think, and whether they feel like dad is the last word in discipline. Meri says it’s teamwork, which is being generous.
“Sure, I promise to behave….the four days of the month you are here”
NEXT! What does Kody put in his hair? Does anyone really care??? I don’t, so we’ll move on.
Last question, and boy is it a downer! What happens to the kids if their mom dies? Will the other moms take on the kids? The answer is an unequivocal YES. Meri shares the story of her sister, who was also an s-dub, that died of colon cancer. Her brother in law approached the other wife before Meri’s sister died and asked her if she would be okay with the kids moving in with her after Meri sister passed away. At this point, Meri gets choked up. It’s been six years and she can’t believe it still gets to her so easily. My heart is breaking for her. There are some losses that never fully heal. In any case, her sister’s s-dub not only agreed to raise the children of her fallen s-dub,SHE moved into THEIR house to minimize the upheaval the kids would experience during such a rough time. Now that is some seriously awesome sister wife love.