How many wives could you truly handle? I saw an episode of that new show on TLC called “Sister Wives” and I just had to ask my guy what he thought about the scenario. He said, with a serious face, “Wow. They must have to buy tampons in bulk at Costco.” And left it at that.
It spurred me into thinking. Seriously, 4 wives? The guy on this show has 3 wives who are sisters, and they recruited a 4th wife for the family. This means 4 women to sleep with, pay attention to, deal with “monthly” stuff with, 4 women to bicker with, be jealous of, 4 women to listen to. How does this one guy do it?
I asked my guy again if he thought he could handle 4 wives. He said “Absolutely not. No way. I just want one,” and proceeded to say it’s enough just to give me the time and attention he feels I need, not to mention dealing with my feminine moods and a huge need to have massive discussions at 4 in the morning when I can’t sleep. He doesn’t get how one single man needs more than one single woman, as just one perfect woman is more than can be handled much of the time. I agree.
Women aren’t easy to have around. We’re sensitive, we have needs, we like to be cuddled, we like to talk, we like to shop. We’re busy human beings and we like to be number one, so how can 4 women all accomplish that with one goofy-looking guy? I suppose it’s a group effort.
I don’t know if I’ll follow “The Sister Wives” beyond that one episode I saw. It freaks my guy out and makes me yell at the TV constantly with my opinions and disagreements with what they’re doing. To each their own, of course, but it keeps making me think of my sisters and my guy marrying all of us, and, well, just, ew.
I brought up this up to my guy- “Hey, would you ever marry 2 of my sisters with me?” He told me to stop talking about it and that the concept was gross to even have an analytical, non-personal conversation about, and that I should just let it alone. He closed the conversation for good by stating that no sane, respectable man would ever have more than one wife ever. Unless he wanted to end up in an insane asylum.
To which I smacked him with a pillow.