This blog post came about after I left a comment on Facebook saying I have Blog Block (inability to blog due to lack of creativity) and asked my followers and friends to toss out a blog topic for me to write on.
So this is what you get :)
I don't understand polygamy. I don't. I guess that's why I find myself obsessively watching Big Love, season after season. (If you've never heard of the show Big Love, you can click HERE to learn more. Warning: it will suck you in).
It isn't as though I've never heard of polygamy--heck, I live in Utah (not that all Utahns are polygamists; that's a myth. In fact, most are NOT polygamists), but still, I don't get it. I guess it has to do with the fact that I love my husband. Even after all these years, I still like that guy and so, should he ever get a vision or revelation that he needs more wives, I would most likely go to jail for poisoning my sister wives (much like Wanda from Big Love). I guess I'm just not the sharing kind of type :)
Crazy Wanda...gotta love her.
I was discussing the show and its premise with a good buddy, ol' pal of mine, and asked, "Why would anyone want to be a polygamist?"
And to my surprise she answered, "Well, I bet polygamists make really good peanut butter bars. I'd join just for that reason alone."
That got me thinking...I, too, like peanut butter bars, and home cooked meals, and clean sheets, and crafts, and ironed clothing, and obedient children--things I know nothing of.
Hmmm...lets think about this...on one hand you have to share your man, but on the other there is peanut butter bars. This is tough.
My friend makes a good point.
I wish someone would explain to me the hair.
Now the clothing and hairdo's alone really sway me into just saying NO. I'm not sure I have what it takes to done such attire, BUT if a group of sister wives surprised me with clean sheets, folded laundry, and peanut butter bars, I'd probably say toss me a dress and let's flip up my bangs.
There's a lot to consider for sure. So the question changes from, "Why would you want to be a polygamist?" to "Why wouldn't you?"
I totally wouldn't join for religious aspect of it (that's weird), but for a home baked treats...I just might give it a go :)
So leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts on this subject (play nice, polygamists have guns and stuff. We don't want to tick them off). And if you leave a comment, you will be entered into a drawing to win a copy of Brady Udall's book called THE LONELY POLYGAMIST, because I'm nice like that.
Oh, and I'm still looking for some interesting blog topics to write about and could use your help. Toss out some ideas and lets see what happens.
I haven't seen Big Love but I will admit to a teeny tiny obsession with Sister Wives on TLC. :) I find it fascinating but I can't imagine a fantasy world where I could ever be ok with sharing my husband. Not ever. I am just greedy like that. No. You can keep your clean sheets AND your peanut butter bars, thankyouverymuch, Hands off. :)
Love that show..Im a season behind...started this book long ago and didn't pick back up...must start again. I couldn't tolerate other women bossing me or my children around...and what if it's your night and you don't want him there? Reschedule??? Wait for next.turn?? Too much..too much I tell you! Plus..lets face it, if you really like the guy you want to be the favorite..the others are minions. That tlc show ...what a delightful trainwreck..it cracks me up how they keep refering to it as a " lifestyle"...thought it was a religon...Chocolate chip cookies??? I might bend..
5/16/2012 01:32:58 pm
I've never heard of "Big Love," but sometimes I watch "Sister Wives." I've actually fallen behind on it. Maybe it'll be the next show I catch up on. All my shows are ending right now. D:
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