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Monday, August 5, 2013

Top 3 reasons I would consider becoming a Sister Wife

So I want to talk about Sister Wives, a most awesome reality TV show I discovered while in the US.

Upon discovering this gem, I immediately emailed my mother with the ridiculous hilarity of it all.

And she was like "I want in".

Which is not what you want or expect from your mother when discussing polygamy.

So naturally I demanded further clarification.

And while my mind had initially been blown by the WTF?! of it all, my mother had some good points.

And so, I bring you....

The top 3 reasons I'd consider becoming a Sister Wife

Sharing the load
Imagine only having to put up with a percentage of the man flu, sports obsessing, dirty socks and jocks, and other such man-child duties that come with being a wife?  If you're lucky, maybe you'll score a day that doesn't feature his favourite team in a grudge match while he's near death whiney with man flu.

Taking a pass
Forget iconic phrases "Not tonight dear, I've got a headache / it's that time of the month", because no excuse is needed. Simply pull out one of your free passes and send your shared husband on to the next wife to fulfil your combined wifely duties.  While you eat chocolate and lounge in bed by yourself watching The Kardashian's.

Sisters before Misters
Far from competing for the affections of their shared husband, thus creating wifely rivalry, you can call on your sister wives for back up in marital disputes.  Never fear being worn down or defeated in any disagreement, because yo sister wives got yo back.  As witnessed in the episodes of Sister Wives that  I watched, where the sisterly back up ranged from house decorating, to Etsy stores, to hubby's hairstyle.

And so, while I was initially completely SHUT UP!? about the whole thing, those women have indeed got their shit together. They're all intelligent, attractive ladies.  They get along.  They don't have any obvious weird sadistic sacrificial shit going on, at least not while the cameras are rolling.

So I am taking applications from less attractive women who are interested in becoming George Clooney's sister wives with me.

You get him on the days he has a headache, is ill, needs his laundry done, or his team is playing.  I get him for holidays, movie premieres and fancy outings, and when he's feeling amorous.


  1. Sign me up. You just have to take some of the laundry days and I get an occasionally amorous day. ;)

  2. I wouldn't mind sharing but would prefer if we could have a pool of talent from which to pick just like the men do. I was thinking George, Hugh Jackman, Ryan Gosling, Leonardo de Caprio and Liam Hemsworth. Feel free to add anyone else to our macho harem.

  3. It may be vain of me, but my first thought was: If they all share duties, why aren't they in better shape?
    If I had more time on my hands I would probably be exercising more. I would probably also eat more, go out for morning teas, lunches and afternoon teas with girlfriends etc... Okay, now I get it hahaha

  4. I would like to share the household chores but I don't think I want to be bothered with all of the children all of the time. We'd need a schedule. And yeah, it'd be nice to pawn him off on someone else when I need a nap or am thinking no the hell he didn't buy cinnamon applesauce again.

  5. I was obsessed with this show, watched the whole 5 seasons in like 2 months. I could never do it in real life though.

  6. HA HA - classic! You know I'm too much of a romantic to do this - sad I know :(

  7. It would be kinda be kinda nice to have another wife to help with all the shitty housework jobs! And cool me dinner on the days the mister is at work and I'm supposed to do it myself!

  8. I just couldn't share! And women drive me nuts. I definitely couldn't live with them.

  9. Oh wow I couldn't live with that many other women! Who gets final say over the house decorating hahaha

  10. Sign me up for George :)
    I also found that show during a recent trip to the US and I could not stop watching
    Visiting from FYBF and Sweet Little Pretties


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