Apparently when Kody is in public with one wife, random people ask him where the other wives are. He wants us all to know that the individual relationships are the backbone of plural marriage, and that he works harder on the one-on-one relationships than the family as a whole. Can someone please explain to me how this is not one man engaging in four different monogamous relationships instead of one “marriage” that they’re all in?
This episode is brought to you by semantics. Semantics! Helping to rationalizing behavior since man could speak.
Robyn and Kody enjoy a nice dinner at the Melting Pot. Robyn draws out a long sentence and it makes me nervous – “So I’ve decided that….” and I’m terrified she’s going to say “we should add another wife”. She continues – “when Solomon is a little older” and I’m terrified she’s going to say “we should have more babies.” Quit stressing me out Robyn!
It turns out she just wants to go dancing when Solomon is a little older and she can leave the house for longer than 45 minutes. WHEW! Christine is NOT ready for you to be preggo again, Robyn and another wife would be the straw that breaks your marriage.
More memory lane! Robyn felt a lightning bolt when she first saw Kody and Meri encouraged Kody to ask her to dance. I know that they’re chaste people, but I still feel like Kody is reciting the start of a Penthouse letter and making Meri out to be a swinger.
“Meri was way into Robyn and how hot she was, so she told me to go ask her to dance…” and a simple “and then we boned all night” takes this story in an entirely different direction.
Kody and Robyn still have the buzz of attraction that accompanies a new relationship. Robyn is determined to keep the spark alive forever. We’ll see, Robyn. We’ll see.
Remember when they got engaged and Kody gave her a string ring? Yeah, I don’t care either. Let’s talk about whether Kody is too old to have kids! He doesn’t think so, but he worries that he can’t do late nights with newborns anymore. Robyn does some math and figures out that Kody will be 63 when Solomon is old enough to leave the nest. Kody’s mind is blown since he always forgets that he’s not 22.
Robyn was sceptical that Kody would have the bandwidth for another kid, which Kody took personally at the time. That was as challenging as their relationship has been thus far because Robyn knows how to “gently” air her grievances with Kody (aka kiss his ass). Subtext: Robyn doesn’t bitch at me like the other three do. Give her time, Kody. Robyn’s problem is still with the sister wives; loving Kody is easy-peasy but loving the wives is work. I have the exact opposite problem while watching this show.
Enough about relationships! Robyn and Christine have planned a joint birthday party for Dayton (Robyn’s son) and Meri. Last year there was no b-day for Meri, and this year she gets ½ a celebration! Maybe next year she’ll get a WHOLE day!!!
The additional stress for the family has been blending Robyn’s kids into the family. Luckily Solomon has provided the glue to bring them all together.
Since Kody blew it last year, he went all out for Meri’s birthday this year; he is taking her to MEXICO! I wonder if he thought of that on his own or someone brought it to his attention. Either way, Meri is super excited. I guess her method of burying her sadness and anger to keep Kody happy has paid off; she’s been rewarded for her efforts with a vacation! UGH.
Kody wraps up the episode musing that their relationship looks perfect on the outside, but that the perfection is an illusion. It’s hard and it takes work, y’all! I have no idea who thinks their relationship is EASY or perfect, but I would hate to see that person’s relationships because GOOD LORD it must be terrible if they think that the Browns are perfect.