Morning at Christine’s house! Christine’s daughter Gwyndolyn proves that she is the smartest kid because while all her sisters are taking Kody to a father-daughter Dance, she invited Logan as her date. Girlfriend is not down with sharing. Amen, sister. Since Logan is the best teen ever, OF COURSE he is going to go. ADORABLE
Logan is going to make a great husband to a bunch of ladies someday
Christine walks over to Meri’s to see how she is doing and to keep her company. I’ve never seen these two one on one like this, so I’m intrigued.
Kody explains that each wife has a relationship with each of her sister wives. This whole thing is a complex web of relationships that is making me tired. In any case, the wives often consult with each other about their relationship problems with Kody. Let’s get this straight: happiness or excitement about Kody has to be hidden, but it’s fine to air your problems with Kody.
“I didn’t make the rules, I just benefit from them. Cool it with the death stare, Baldy!”
Christine compliments Meri’s family picture and wistfully notes that she and Kody have never had a family picture. She then shares that he wouldn’t want to do family pics with her because their relationship is barely limping along. That’s probably for the best; not that their marriage is on the rocks, but that they’re not getting a family photo anytime soon. No one wants a family portrait where Dad looks stressed and Mom is making “jump up your ass and die” eyes at the camera.
Christine has finally given Meri an opening to share her experience with Kody that she has so often alluded in her interviews on the show. In fact, Meri has often stated that she wanted to tell Christine about how she and Kody struggled and how she dealt with it. I love Meri, and I bet she has some really great advice. Right? RIGHT? Then Meri gives her two cents and I am so disappointed. She starts with this:
“Kody and I went through the same thing. We were bad, we could not say anything to each other without setting each other off. Until you start changing and start improving and start doing things better, it’s not going to make a difference.”
Well, I guess we can take this as Meri telling Christine that she can’t change people, places and things; she can only change herself. Fair enough. But wait, there’s more! Essentially it goes down like this:
“I can work on myself, but when is it Kody’s turn to take responsibility?”
“Some point before he dies or maybe never. It’s REALLY hard for men to apologize. Or change. Or take responsibility.”
“So it has to be one-sided? I have to do all the work? Is that what you’re saying?”
“And that’s worked for you?”
“Yes of course it has.”
“I call bullshit on you, Meri. BULLSHIT. ON. YOU.”
And this is where it happened, folks! This is where I fell in love with Christine because she is calling Meri out on her “solution” to her problems with Kody. She STRAIGHT UP tells Meri that she does not think that Meri’s method of letting of Kody off the hook to keep the peace has helped Meri at ALL. She even has evidence:
“You’re being so sweet all the time and what did it get you? I can tell you what it did NOT get you: a trip with your husband, a birthday celebration, or an anniversary celebration.”