In last night’s episode of Sister Wives, we get a little deeper look into how the family of twenty-one manages their money. And let’s just say that this has especially been a challenge since unemployed Robyn and her kiddos joined the Brown polygamist family. We’ve got the highlights from season two episode three right here!
Two times a year wife number two, Janelle, gets some exclusive one on one time with her floppy haired husband Cody. As the couple prepares for an overnight camping trip to Archer’s National Park, the couple argues just like any other married couple would. During the camping trip, we see that Janelle and Cody seem to lack a romantic relationship, despite being married for seventeen years. It’s not like they are going to show booty knocking on camera, but come on, people. Show some love. While it must be disappointing for Janelle if she doesn’t get her box rocked, Cody has three other wives to take care of that for him.
During some couch time we get to hear how each wife contributes to the family. While Meri, Janelle and Cody all have jobs, Robyn expressed her concern for adding income to the family. Robyn stressed that she wants to be “worthwhile to the family” and understands why the other wives were concerned with Robyn coming into the marriage and family unemployed. With that being said, Robyn is on the job search, but for now stays home and takes care of the kids, alongside Christine, wife number three. Meri jokingly said that she was thrilled to have a ‘built-in’ babysitter in Robyn. Cody didn’t seem to find humor in that.
Meri, Christine and Robyn all have their own bills but from what I gather, with a family of 21, each working member’s income must pay for six members of the family. Cody and Janelle handle the mortgage and the utilities, while stay-at-home mom Christine says she saves the family money by buying in bulk and cutting coupons.
As far as tending to each child’s needs, Cody explains that whoever comes to him with a want or need, he will buy it. Cody uses one of his cheesy metaphors once again to explain that the “squeakiest wheels get the grease”. You hear that kids? Ask and you more than likely will receive!
Now that TLC is dishing out some dough for this family, I have a feeling that money at this juncture isn’t a huge issue. My guess is that they are receiving around $50,000 an episode. Thoughts?