It is absolutely amazing how immature the adults of the Brown family are on an ongoing basis.
Everyone has moments of immaturity now and then; it is almost impossible to avoid. But, the Browns never seem to deviate from their immaturity. In fact, immaturity is one of the stabilizing constants of their lives, such as it is. If the Browns were not consumed by their immature actions, decisions, and verbal slap-fights between wives, who would they be?
Christine has to be the worst of the wives, as far as maturity level goes. In last night’s episode, she actually described herself as a “princess,” and seemed rather proud of the fact that she acts like a teenager most of the time, with husband Kody proudly echoing her "princess" status. Actually, some of the Brown teenagers present themselves in a much more mature fashion than “mom” Christine, so it is probably unfair to them to say that Christine “acts like a teenager.” But, in fact, Christine presents herself as a stereotypical teen, whining about having to stay on a schedule, and acting as if the world simply revolves around her. When she is not whining about what she doesn’t want, what she doesn’t have, or what attention she is not getting, she is pouting about how Kody shouldn’t be using words like “obey” or “rotate." Curiously, in fact, all of the wives protested Kody's use of the word "rotate." This, of course, leads one to wonder just how much of a fantasy world do they live in, if they do not want to admit that their husband rotates his time between them? What exactly would they call it?
Christine, of course, appears to be completely blind regarding her own destructive behavior, typically becoming the victim when she is challenged.
“Kody, you’re the only one complaining,” she said one night on the trip to Nauvoo. “We’re trying to make it all work.”
Does she ever listen to herself?
Organization, Organization, Organization
Any family has to have organization; any family needs leadership. Does that mean that someone has to be a dictator? No, of course not. But, the Brown family doesn’t appear to have any focus whatsoever, except for Christine’s unwavering focus on herself. They apparently cannot even make a simple bathroom stop without taking two hours to do so; doesn’t that tell them that perhaps it is time to seriously consider some kind of revamping of the family structure?
One of the benefits—beyond the no doubt financial ones—of being on a television show like Sister Wives should be the ability to see, plainly, how everyone’s selfish behavior is affecting the success—or lack thereof—of the family. But, the Browns apparently do not use the footage they capture for any reflection. They just seem to keep speeding down the same destructive paths over and over and over, with Wife #3, Princess Christine, leading the way.
Sister Wives airs on TLC on Sunday nights at 9/8c. Next Sunday, the 2-hour season finale of Sister Wives will begin at 9/8c.