Finalizing one home with builders can be a bear of a task; finalizing four homes with four different wives has to seem insurmountable.
Robyn truly does seem to be the most humble of the Sister Wives women. When finalizing her house and looking at options, such as carpet color, she pointed out how insignificant such choices are, and commented, “I just feel blessed and lucky that we/I get this home.”
That is the attitude all of them should be taking, it seems.
But, then there is Meri.
Do the Browns Have Budgets or Not?
Early on, when the Browns started discussing buying these homes, it made sense that Meri would get a few options that the other wives might have to sacrifice because, no, she does not have a house full of children to contend with budget-wise. However, as the building process continued, Meri started appearing more and more greedy along the way. Fine, she wants the wet bar (for the extra counter space, she says, not the actual bar, as the Brown households are dry). But, that led to her having to have a pantry, a hobby room and a fifth bedroom, due to construction option requirements. And, honestly, what does she need with five bedrooms? What does she need with four bedrooms, for that matter? Others have given up options they wanted, such as Janelle giving up the cement pad in her backyard, and Christine making adjustments in her budget in order to get the stone she wanted on the outside of her house.
But not Meri.
Many Huliq readers have commented on Meri’s house demands on various articles throughout the season. KellyG summed it all up pretty well with her comment:
Amen....yes......greedy greedy greedy. There is no way she needs such a huge house and with finances such a stuggle she is no help! Is Mary ever really helpful? She has a chip on her shoulder about only having one child that she seems to want to hang on to now that it is possible for her to have another one.
Ultimately, Meri was over-budget $4665. And, her response?
“I’m just over-budget.”
Interestingly, Meri also commented, “This is something I plan on paying for myself.”
So, why have a budget at all, if she has the extra money socked away to just pay for whatever she wants?
Put the Quilt in the Closet, Logan
The positive part of the episode was the making of a video for Logan, letting him know how much the family will miss him when he leaves for college (although he’s only going to be a half-hour away, at UNLV), as well as signing a quilt with pictures of the entire family included in the pattern. But, he may want to do as Robyn suggested, and flip it over to the opposite side, which has just a pretty pattern, not face after face staring up at him, or at his new roommates and friends at UNLV. Logan himself expressed concern that his very publicly polygamist family could cause him difficulties in the mainstream life he is about to experience, but seemed excited to get out and get some breathing room, away from his very large family. “The thrill of this new adventure is kind of overshadowing my nervousness,” he confirmed.
Actually, maybe Logan should thank his family for the quilt, then fold it up and put it in the closet; it’s sweet, but kinda weird to drag into a dorm, not to mention it will make sure that no one ever forgets that he is part of THE Brown family. It will be a nice thing to take out of the closet and look at in the years to come, but now? Just put it in the closet.
Good luck, Logan; get out, see the world, and make your life your own.
Video: TLC/Sister Wives