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Entries in TV (11)

Sunday
Aug212011

Song of the Week: Happy Nappers

OK, so remember when the girls couldn't stop saying "Mesothelioma" as the answer to every question?

Yes, it was annoying.

Yes, I considered the 'bad karmic' value attached to it.

But at least it was a word.

Just. One. Word.

Well they have moved on...to SONGS. Multiple words, with an annoying sound track to boot.

The Song of the Week that will have you begging for someone to stick and ice pick in your ear is...

Happy Nappers.

WARNING: Do not play this song around children or they will not stop singing it with all kinds of variations.

Nappy Happers

Pappy Pappers

You get the idea.

Monday
Mar282011

Plyg Talk - What is the cost of having such a large family?

As Jannelle said, "We were struggling to keep the roof over our own heads". What would the cost of adding another wife and three more kids be for the Brown family?

image of Kody and Robyn's family via TLC

Surprisingly, the high cost is measured not just in money, but in someone's self-worth.

Each wife brings something of value to the Brown family

The first three wives had clear positions: Jannelle and Meri worked while Christine stayed home with the kids. So where and how would Robyn fit in?

For now Robyn is staying home and helping Christine. But we can see she is struggling to prove her worth, her expense, and the impact she has on this family. She wants to make sure the other wives can see her value.

It's an odd thing for a wife to say.

Or is it?

I remember feeling very strange about not working for the first 5 months after the twins were born. I remember wanting to feel worthy of something more than feeding and burping.

Have you ever felt that way?

Investing in each relationship is investing in the family

All married couples know that it's important to have a date night. It keeps you talking about things other than the KIDS. How many of us actually set aside time for date night?

I think Kody, with all his wives, is admirable in the way he makes time for each of them. Even if it's just twice a year, we learn that he and Janelle go away for an overnight. It's two more times a year than the Mister and I do!

Maybe having so many wives, so many people, and so much chaos forces you to make the time to get away like in the way that the busier I am the better I seem to manage my time?

You would think with only one relationship, one marriage, we'd have more time and money to invest in ourselves. Who knew that crazy-haired Kody would teach me something about personal finance?

Janine

For more Plyg Talk see:

Grandmas that became sister wives

Group Hug

Monday
Oct112010

Plyg Talk - My Thoughts on TLC's 'Sister Wives'

When I get hooked on a show I am hooked. I also like to talk about it and since I don't work in a big office with a water cooler, this blog and you, my faithful readers, will have to hear about it.

I did this via email with my college friends when American Idol first came out. We called it, "Idol Chatter" and we mostly analyzed how Katherine McPhee looked because my friend's husband had McPheever and she looked A LOT like my friend, his wife! But I digress...

This week on 'Sister Wives'

image of 'Sister Wives' via TLC

It boils down to this:

Christine (wife #3)... 

had her baby which made it #13 for Kody AND they decided to induce to have it on the 13th day of whatever month it was (plyg luck?). Also - it was the FIRST time Christine delivered in a hospital AND she accepted the drugs AND said it was easy.  PLYG MOMENT: Kody asking the doctor about doing IVF (referring to Meri) while his other wife is in labor right in front of him!

Meri (wife #1)...

celebrated 20 years with Kody with a nice dinner out that ended in an argument and tears as all good anniversary dinners do. The issue is that Meri wanted this plyg lifestyle and knows and accepts it. BUT she's human and still (even after 20 years and 2 other wives) prone to jealousy. Kody was stuck between a rock and a hard place, which brings us to the next PLYG MOMENT: She wanted him to just acknowlege it, and not, in plyg terms, tell her to 'suck it up' as she felt he had in the past. He is like, "You're asking me to admit that everything I'm doing is wrong." YEP. See, those plygs are not so different from us. He Can't. Win.

Janelle...

she's the one wife who was NOT raised in the plyg lifestyle and yet she, so far, seems the most easy going with it, and with the new almost-wife Robyn. Although Janelle did encourage the other wives to skimp on the ring they are givng to Robyn (sister-wife thing), and get the cheapest. But you know what? I agree with her. Robyn's bringing 4 more mouths to feed to this family and they really have no business spending money on bling.  Thus this week's PLYG QUESTION: When will Kody give up that Lexus???

Robyn...

has moved into her own house just 1 block away from the family. She takes Christine's kids for the day while Christine and Kody are at the hospital for the appointment which later turns into the delivery. Robyn has the dollhouse and there are 4 mommy dolls and 1 daddy doll and all the little girls are fighting over who gets to sit next to the daddy doll. I guess, if that's all you know, it's normal! Robyn tears up during one of the interview segments and recalls loving the fact that she has this family since she came from a broken home. Her step-dad accepted her as his own, and she knows her kids will come to really love Kody. It's a touching moment in an otherwise difficult time. Robyn is still an outsider but wants so much to be IN.  PLYG MOMENT: Kody stops in before heading back to the hospital and kisses Robyn and admits to feeling strange. "I don't want to be kissing my girlfriend while my wife is in labor!" he says.

Kody...

finally admits to going bald. We knew already from an episode with wind blowing, and also because he keeps his hair unreasonably long and wild - always a sign that a guy is trying to hide some thinning. But at least he came clean. An honorable move and one I know is not that easy to do. So, just when I think Kody somewhat has it together he does this...

Kody and Meri are in Mexico to celebrate their 20 years, and get some much needed together-time. At one point, during a quite moment, he actually brings up giving Meri IVF as a 20th anniversary present...!?!?!

Kody, Kody, Kody. {smacks head} Have you not learned anything in these 20 years? Meri's response, "I don't see the point." How pissed off is she after watching last night's episode and seeing him discuss HER IVF in front of the doctor and Christine during a delivery?? Let's hope he learns something from this.

Until next week,

Janine

Wednesday
Mar032010

The View hosts share something in common with this bull

In a recent discussion on Mom Central, just about everyone polled said what they liked most about The View was the Hot Topics portion at the very beginning. I love the Hot Topics and the mix of personalities, but let's not forget about the guests.

Well, it's not even the guests, it's that the hosts have, um, cajones, and ask great questions

Wall Street Bull image via CeeKay on Flickr

The View hosts ask the questions we all want the answers to.

Like, does The Situation from Jersey Shore "use protection"?

Or does Regis Philbin put the seat down (in the bathroom)?

And this classic from Barbar Walters to Robert Pattison (from the Twilight movies), "Did I hear correctly that you said something about vaginas?"

Ah ladies - I am improving my interviewing skills with every show. Thank you!

Want to know what's coming up on The View this week?

Wednesday, Mar 3: This show will feature the best of “View Tube,” including backstage antics and celebrity exit interviews. And Lisa Kudrow will be joining the hosts as well.

Thursday, Mar 4: Celebrity guest co-host Valerie Bertinelli, former Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin from Broadway’s “The Miracle Worker,” Mia Wasikowska from Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland”

Friday, Mar 5: The View’s “Road to the Oscars” episode welcomes former Oscar nominee Don Cheadle and Wesley Snipes and “Fashion Friday” celebrates “The History of Oscar Fashions” with a two-part look back at some of the most memorable Oscar hits and misses.

 Will you be watching? What question do you wish they had asked a recent guest?

Janine

Disclosure: I am a participant in a Mom Central campaign for ABC Daytime and will receive a tote bag or other The View branded items to facilitate my review. Opinions expressed are my own and this post was neither reviewed nor approved prior to being published.

Tuesday
Feb232010

Loving this week on The View - Cast of Jersey Shore and Octomom!

So last week I revealed that I'm one of The View Ambassador Moms and this week's upcoming shows is exactly WHY I am!

First of all, I cannot get enough of the campy cast of MTV's Jersey Shore and TODAY (February 23, 2010) they will be joining the ladies of The View! I really want Elisabeth to get a bump-it hairdo like Snooki...don't you??

Snooki Hasselbeck courtesy of JerzifyYourself.com

Not only that, but Nadya Suleman will be at The View on Wednesday and should make for a VERY interesting interview, no?

Want to know what else is happening?

Here are some schedule highlights...

Tuesday, Feb 23:  The cast of MTV’s Jersey Shore

Wednesday, Feb 24:  Nadya Suleman who famously gave birth to octuplets last year will be making her first trip to NYC to chat live with the Women of the View.  Author Danielle Steel will also be a guest

Thursday, Feb 25:  A one hour show Themed “trying to have a baby?”Guests include Giuliana And Bill Rancic

Friday, Feb 26:   Regis and Joy Philbin will perform a song from their new CD: Regis & Joy: Just you. Just me.

Want to know what other ambassadors of The View are saying? Go to www.search.twitter.com and type in #theviewmoms to see what we are discussing and join in! Just use #theviewmoms in your tweets.

Janine

Related posts: The View Brand Ambassador <-- I'm one of them!

Disclosure: I am a participant in a Mom Central campaign for ABC Daytime and will receive a tote bag or other The View branded items to facilitate my review. Opinions expressed here are mine and were not reviewed or approved by Mom Central or The View prior to posting.