Hola Gasmii! We’ve got TWO Sister Wives episodes to discuss this week, and we’ll get to the first one in a second, but first:
(1) Somebody rated this episode one star on Amazon.com…HAHAHAHAHAHA. I don’t know why that’s hilarious, it just is.
(2) One of the tabloid covers this week has the headline “SISTER WIVES SPLIT” (leaves or whatevs.) I got all excited / worried until I read the article and realized that they were referring to a time Janelle left many years ago. I HATE BAIT AND SWITCH! I don’t hate tell all books, and I’m interested in reading Janelle’s when it’s available.
Episode time! This week on the Kody Show – I’m sorry, SISTER WIVES – Kody gets a birthday celebration, the wives buy him a pricey gift (a.k.a. Meri’s method of kill him with kindness instead of making him work on the relationship) and he’s less than impressed. Also, Christine clears the air with Robyn…FINALLY.
The kids have to get Kody something for his b-day, and the best big brother steps up to help. Poor Logan opts to take all billion kids shopping at a scrapbooking store. Janelle surmises that he’s doing it to soak up as much siblling time as possible before he leaves. He doesn’t want them to forget him when he’s gone.
“Say it with me now, your brother’s name is LOGAN! There’s going to be a test come Christmastime, so make sure you remember!”
He wonders how the dynamic will change when he leaves. I’m wonder what the hell they’re doing at the scrapbooking store as a gajillion kids plus scrapbooking sounds like most males’ idea of hell.
If this were me, college could NOT come fast enough
It turns out that each kid will make a special scrapbook page for Kody for his birthday. Here’s an idea – write “do you even know my name?” in glitter, or “Happy ¼ of a birthday for my ¼ of a Dad from 1/17th of his offspring” in fuzzy letters.
Christine, Janelle and Robyn show up at Meri’s for party planning. Not shocking: the wives spend more time on Kody’s bday than each others’ because four people planning a party for one person at the center of the family is different than one person planning and three other people half-assing the planning for a birthday party. We learn that each Sister wife gets her own b-day celebration with Kody and their kids…except for Meri last year but she’s going to Mexico this year so she doesn’t care. I’m so confused; love should be multiplied but the wives want a private celebration for their birthdays? I so don’t get this at all. I guess they want to feel special on their birthday. Does Kody feel special on his birthday? Of course not! Kody basically says that his birthday is work for him since all wives want to celebrate with him and he has to spread the love.
“Celebrating my birthday is really hard” Really? Maybe the ladies should just skip it this year.
Janelle says she wants to get him a good gift because she hasn’t always been able to do so in the past. Meri suggests that they get him a computer since he keeps saying he wants one, and that sounds like a safe bet, Christine suggests a watch but Meri doesn’t feel comfortable picking something out for Sir Picky Pants. They all decide to go with Meri’s idea. Alpha Wife wins!
Christine is headed over to Robyn’s with Truly so they can get some QT with Solomon and Robyn. They’re going to weigh the babies since Solomon is huge and Truly is tiny (and bald) because Christine thinks it will be funny to compare her tiny child to Robyn’s baby Hulk. This day isn’t just about baby weight. Christine needs to talk to Robyn and get some things off of her chest. Robyn is nervous because she and Christine aren’t exactly close and she sees through the baby weight excuse. She knows a “crucial conversation” awaits her at lunch. P.S. I had to take a corporate training on Crucial Conversations and from what I learned, Robyn and Christine need to get in the “Pool of Shared Understanding.” P.P.S. I want a medal for not making fun of the “Pool of Shared Understanding” during training.