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Meri tells us that people often approach them and offer to be the fifth wife and they have to explain that is not how it works; when the right person comes along, they know. They’ve never actively searched for additional wives.
Next question! Would the sister wives stick together if something happened to Kody? Christine says that the kids would kill them if they didn’t. Janelle says that other polygamist families go either way; some wives stay together, sometimes they remarry. Christine reminds everyone that she got into plural marriage to have sister wives, and her desire to have sister wives help raise her kids would not change if Kody was out of the picture. She openly cops to wanting help raising the terror that is Ysabel, and I don’t blame her. My mom could have used some backup when I was a teenager because I was a terror.
Kody says the ladies all have the right to remarry if something happens to him, and Christine has something to say but we’ll never really know what it was because Robyn (a.k.a. Ms. I know and love Kody the MOST) notes that this convo is making Kody sad. Robyn is on a ROLL with the irritating bullshit lately. SUPERSLAP!
Christine sees Kody’s sad face and agrees that they should move on to the next question. CONGRATULATIONS KODY, you got out of a difficult discussion YET AGAIN! Oh and Robyn? WAY TO ENABLE THAT SHIT. TAGTEAMSUPERSLAP!
I’ve long since given up on numbering them, so next question! How would the Browns react if one of their kids came out as gay? Janelle would not be bothered at all, and she assumes that at least one of their kids is probably homosexual just because they have so many. Statistically speaking, she’s probably right. I love the fact that she doesn’t care one way or another.
Christine is trying to come off as loving and accepting, but you can tell she’s struggling with the concept. First she tells everyone about the time one of her daughters asked her how she would feel if said daughter was a lesbian. She immediately points out that her daughter asked this because she likes to be spontaneous, and Kody clarifies that Christine means that her daughter likes to push her parents’ buttons. Nice save, Kody! And Christine, go look up what spontaneous means when you have moment.
In any case, Christine told her that she would not be able to have girls play in her room the same way she is not allowed to have boys play in her room at the moment. Boys are not allowed because they’re operating under the assumption that her daughter is straight. Basically the daughter would not allowed to be alone in her room with any genitals that interested her. Fair enough.
Christine also told her daughter that she thinks it would be really difficult to have a relationship with a girl because then no one would be allowed in her room or whatever. Bottom line: lesbians don’t get to play with anyone in their rooms, so you probably should avoid being a lesbian.
In fairness to Christine, what I think she is trying to get across here is that it doesn’t matter whether or not her kids are gay and date people of the same sex, the rules and the standards of behavior in her home will be the same.
Robyn says that she would be sad for a gay kid because it’s a hard life, and she would feel sad for the prejudice they would face. Robyn honey? The gays don’t want your pity. And yes, it is a hard life in some ways, but it’s also an ultra-fucking-fabulous life. Your gay kids will want you to be HAPPY for them. Kody sums it up by saying that as a family, they have already decided that they will accept their kids’ choices in relationships, whether gay or straight, monogamous or polygamous. And as much as this family bugs me in so many ways, this is one thing I do love about them. I’m not a parent, but I know it’s not always easy to let your kids be who they are instead of pushing them to be who you want them to be.