Monday, February 2, 2009

bear with me on this one.

The events of yesterday got me thinking.

Thinking about the folks down in Colorado City, AZ.  And how maybe, just maybe, they are actually on to something good.

You see, yesterday Troy and I cooked and cooked.  A little of this and a little of that so that we could enjoy the company of friends and the comfort of good food.  

We made big messes.  

Messes that the men were clearly having NO part in.  Messes that stared you in the face screaming "clean me" while your full stomach was begging, "let me rest".

Now enter girlfriends.

They came to the rescue.  Within 15 minutes, three of us had the job done.  Floors swept, food put away, dishes washed and countertops wiped.  

So this is where my wheels started turning.  Really...would having a couple "sister wives" around be that bad?  I mean think of all the benefits:


(I've got mad photoshop skillz, yo)

1.  Your house would probably be immaculate.  Between the three of you, one could do the daily, routine tasks.  Another could take care of a big organizational project, and the third could focus solely on laundry.

2.  You would never have to go without stimulating adult conversation.  One of the "sisters" would always be around to chat with.

3.  You could tag team the children.  

4.  You could get on some kind of a rotation where one of the "sisters" stays home with the kids while the others could go shopping, or for a jog, or out to lunch.

5.  You could share clothes.  (Though pastel colored dresses with puffed sleeves might get old)

6.  Appointments would be so easy to schedule.  No worries of "who's going to watch my kids?" or "how will they behave in that 10x10 foot office space?"  Say hello to fresh highlights every 8 weeks on the dot!

7.  Puny errands would be so easy.  The kids could be left in their carseats with the other sister wives while you just "run in" to grab something.

Ladies...the list is ENDLESS!  

I really think that Colorado City might be sitting on the best kept secret in the West!

ONLY ONE CONDITION:  Sister wives must leave the premises before MY MAN comes home at 6:30 pm.  No exceptions.

24 comments:

Leanne said...

Oh ALi, you crack me up! That's a very funny picture!

heidi said...

At this point in day 12 of no husband...I just think I would be fine if I had a husband at home. Now ask me a few days after that and I will probably be on your band wagon!

Olive-us said...

I think I would rather have Brother Husbands that would stay home and do all the work while I was out all day cavorting around town.

ali said...

oooh...i like that one, shawna! What was I thinking...sister wives?!?!?

kelly said...

I can't believe you found that picture and put on our faces! HILARIOUS!!!!

Jay and Gwen Sessions said...

Remember the scripture AGAINST multiple wives......"No man can serve two masters"

Lori said...

LOL! You are so funny. That picture is killing me. Only problem is, with extra sister wives I would have twenty to thirty extra kids in my house. (unless they are infertile) Can you imagine the messes, noise, cooking, babysitting, taxi driving, and shopping? :O
I think I'd rather my husband had a mistress and hire a maid and nanny.
I'm hoping for polyandry to come back. If my spouse ever jokes about polygny coming back at the mellinium, I quote him D & C 132 verse 41. ;) For some reason it's not as fun to have it reversed on them? LOL
I could have a husband who brings homes the tofu, one who fries it up in the pan, and one who is my on call handyman. I'll even throw in a guy who plays for the other team so I get that sister wife companion. I get first dibs on Nate Burkus for a shopping buddy and home decorator. ;)

Amy said...

Rad picture!

ali said...

lori. i love nate burkus and yes...my sister wives would all be infertile.

ashlin said...

please give me lessons in photoshop your skills make me jealous!

Brooke said...

Hate to say it, but I'm with ya Sista!! My friends and I talk about this ALL THE TIME!! We're in - except for the sharing of husband. The rest sounds like a little piece of heaven to me!!

Heather said...

You are too funny, but I think you may be right.

Marie said...

I completely agree 100%!

Tracy said...

I think what you're after is communal living. Same benefits, except you're the only one having sex with your husband.

Ben and Shara said...

Last year I had a dream that I took another husband. Polygamy. . . but one wife and two husbands. I was in heaven. One husband took care of all the father duties, the other was the money maker. I like this version better than sharing my husband with some other bimbo.

I love the picture of you, kelly, and friend. Such a crack up!

California Roney's said...

I think it sounds awesome also. I have thought those same things. But no, I would hate to wear those clothes. And think of all the kids they have! Man, but I am glad your house was clean!

Kasey said...

extremely funny. Shawna has a wonderful point. she is so smart. the picture makes me laugh a lot. good job

Becky said...

agree and double agree with not sharing of the husbandly goods as well.

Jayner said...

do we get to choose our sister wives? Cause we made a pretty good team in those UV days! I think Jed actually considered you as his second wife. Remember all the pictures he took of you?

ali said...

oh jayner. that sound scandalous!

Sarah said...

I am so in love with this post and all the fabulous comments! SO funny!! You crack me up!

The Steenhoek Clan said...

Oh my gosh, Ali, you seriously crack me up. I was literally laughing out loud, and Eden was looking at me like I was crazy. I love your "Aliisms"!!!

sheena said...

I swear I commented on this one!! no??

I am DYING over this picture...please print it out and put it up in your house!!

and Shawna is genius.

jayna said...

well, I'm taking our stalking relationship to the next level...i'm adding you onto my blog roll. even though you don't know me. (perhaps you recall my other random, stalker-esque comment.)

is this weird or flattering that a complete stranger (ok, not complete, like I said, we used to be in the same ward, but i think at different times) to enjoy reading your posts?

it's your own fault for voicing so much of the same things that go on inside my head.

maybe we are sister wives and don't even know it...

(cue scary blog stalker music.)