competition

At home watching crap tv. Crap tv are tv shows that are exploitive, ridiculous, that you actually loose brain cells while watching or feel embarrassed to admit to watching. Basically anything that is on television these days. I am watching Sister Wives currently. I try to intelectualize my interest in this show saying well I have sociology background and this show displays a different family model than I am use to. But really, I have like any other human and have this morbid curiosity to be a voyeur into others people’s lives.

I watch this show and I am amazed how these women interact and how this one man surrounds himself with all of them. There are 16 children, four wives, two houses and one man. He will lean over and kiss one wife, kiss their child and then kiss another wife and her kids. Am I socialized to not be able to share, or is what they are doing too much sharing? I would find it very difficult to see my husband be the husband of someone else. It is something I know they struggle with as well as they have admitted to it. I think about making love and all the insecurities that come with changing bodies, changing ages, changing environments. How can these women deal with it not with one other woman, but with three others? What about love? Can a person be intimately in love with multiple people at once? Maybe we should ask ABC’s Bachelor or Bachelorett. I personally don’t think so. I could not be as committed, focused and in love with someone else as I am with my husband at the same time. Is it a result of the culture I was raised in, or is just humans are not that great at multitasking in the first place. Right now, 35 weeks pregnant I rely on my husband so much. He is my friend, companion, husband, person who gets me dinner, glasses of water, driver, accountant ect. I am not sure for his sanity that he could be this type of husband to three other women. What about the children? It takes a village to raise a child, but is the type of village the writers of the quote had in mind? I am trying to wrap my head around it. It is their right to live the way they do. I don’t want to judge or condemn it, I just want to ask questions about it. I know that I would not be able to do it, but I am curious about how they juggle their lives.

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2 Responses to competition

  1. Jakub says:

    I could not handle multiple wives at once… one is plentiful and makes me happy enough 😉

  2. I strangely enjoy these shows too. It drives my husband batty. I really do not think I could handle a life like that…just the precision needed to work it all out daily would be exhausting…

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