Jon and I were talking today about the idea of "work wives" and "work husbands". You know what I'm talking about. They are the person at work who you interact with as you might your spouse — taking or giving orders, writing a "honey do" list, finding yourself unreasonably irritated by their habits. During this conversation I remembered a commercial I had seen for an upcoming reality TV show.
This show, on the same channel as "Kate Plus 8 Minus 1 Because He Cheated," is called "Sister Wives." I told Jon about it and then this led to him telling me he had acquired a "work wife" without asking for one. (Kind of like Jeff on "Chuck" when he says that all of his relationships with women have been without their knowledge, but the other way around.)
I decided that Jon's "work wife" and I could never be sister wives. She might just drive me crazy. To the point of inflicting harm on myself. This, in turn, would cause a problem for Jon. The police would have to come investigate and during the investigation would find out Jon was a polygamist and he would get arrested and his other wife and their 20 children would be all alone with no one to care for them until someone named Josiah from the colony across the street came and took them in. Jon would get out of jail to find his remaining wife and kids gone and he would have to find more wives, and it would just be a mess.
Needless to say, Jon won't be taking another wife anytime soon, especially if it's his "work wife."
P.S. Did you know that some polygamist wives have a blog that tells the "happy" side of polygamy?