I will be watching Sister Wives II on TLC at 9 (8 Central) on Sunday, 3/20/11, and will post when the show is over on the West Coast, on Blogcritics.org, in the TV Open Thread Section.
This is the chance of all viewers to jump in with welcome thoughts and opinions of all kinds. Do you approve of "plural marriage"? Do you think it's yucky? Do you feel largely indifferent to it? Let us know and let's talk about the changing face of marriage, family, and relationship in America today. I am interested in all this, though I want people to know that of course I am not a Mormon nor involved in any branch of the LDS faith per se. I also realize that the LDS members do not practice polygamy and do not approve of it.
But it seems to me that having more than one parent has its worth, for the children. There's always someone to go to if there's a problem; another home to spend time in, and always food to eat (at least in a suburban and middle class home like the Browns', or so it would seem). I find it an interesting sociological exercise and I am curious about the outcome of this sort of upbringing on kids.
One thing that happened with some of the "Kids" who grew up at QH (where more than one parent was available at a point in our history, but not from a "polygamous" standpoint alone-- the women were much more in charge of these things than the men, if anything... was that some came to feel that one person wasn't enough for them, that they would like to raise kids in a community, but found it hard to find one consisting of people their own age. Yet they all remain close, like children raised in a Kibbutz, like brothers and sisters.
It is all very interesting, and I love to hear the comments from all viewers. Please tune in and let me know your thoughts afterwards on Blogcritics. org.