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You’ve heard about Sister Wives, right? The new show on TLC, which airs on Sunday nights, is a real-life Big Love. It features one man (Kody Brown), his three wives, their 13 kids, and -- oh yeah -- another woman he's "courting." It's quite a brood, and it’s hard not to get sucked into watching these very real people living their very surreal life. (The family jokes about people calling the kids “plig-lets,” and Kody calls his daughters “sisters from the same mister.”)
There’s a part of me that wants to grab these women and yell, “No man is worth sharing!” but there’s another part that’s thinking they may be on to something here. Every mom knows that a mother’s work is really a job for 10 women. So, wouldn’t it be kind of awesome to have a couple other women helping you with that job? To have dinner ready when you walk in the house, dishes done, laundry folded, and your kids cared for when you’re sick, need a break or simply want to catch a flick on a weeknight? Is it wrong to say, “Sign me up?”
For the most part, the wives are responsible for doing what they enjoy most, whether it’s bringing home the bacon, cooking and cleaning up that bacon, or teaching the children to spell bacon. They all work together to get it done. And I’ll be honest: The idea of being able to share the load is truly tempting. Aside from selfishly wanting to be able to take on the responsibilities I most enjoy and stick the other suckers -- er, wives -- with the rest, I love the idea of having a woman to commiserate with about the annoying things husbands do.
But I know what you’re thinking: What about the sex? Could you really share that? Frankly, after a decade of marriage, I could be talked into passing off a romp or two to someone who's ready and willing! Okay, maybe I wouldn’t go that far. But the idea of seeing a movie that’s not rated G during the week -- and not having to pay a babysitter to do it -- does sound enjoyable.
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