The fact that Meri wants to make an informed decision is so refreshingly different from Kody's decision-making process, which consists of jumping in with both feet, without careful reasoning or consideration, then gazing into the camera with an 'oops, there it is' look on his face.
As the Browns toodle over to the OB-GYN office, we hear Meri saying "...I just want to get information from my doctor to try and decide if I want to do in vitro for myself and trying to decide if I want to do it or not."
After her OB-GYN recommends 2 fertility doctors, Meri and Kody hop back into the 'marketing' car to see the first doctor.
Now, we the audience know that Meri and Kody have a pretty good idea where babies come from - so their acting so innocent about the 'process of getting pregnant' was just embarrassing to watch.
When the doctor asked "About how often are you feeling that you're able to do intercourse during the course of a month?", that was a valid question. When Meri replied "...Timing isn't the issue...for us (nervous laugh)" that was not a valid answer. I would say timing is very much an issue, when you are sharing your husband and have to schedule your marital relations on a schedule with three other women! Note to Kody, if you are going to waste the time of a fertility professional, you will need to answer some very personal questions and act like an adult who has fathered 14 children.
And then, Kody proceeds to make the rock/scissors/paper gesture to show the good doctor his decision process. What a tool. And Meri says although she wants to have another baby, she doesn't want all the medical intervention that will be necessary in order to have a baby. Hm....interesting....
Now, if you ask me, that was a good decision on her part. If she went with her dad, she'd have to share him with 4 other girls. If she asks Logan, she will have him all to herself. This little lady is a smart Brown offspring, because she based her decision on the fact that she's "...not that good with sharing...And I'm not going to be a polygamist when I grow up..."
Ah...from the mouths of babes...
Of course, mom Christine was not amused. "You wouldn't have your dad unless I lived polygamy...And then guess what? You wouldn't be inviting Logan...without polygamy."
Hey Christine, you forgot some other points.
Gwendlyn, you wouldn't be so jealous that you have to take antidepressants, and you wouldn't have to deal with loneliness and having to use welfare to feed your children. And you wouldn't have to file bankruptcy, and you wouldn't have to share your husband with 3 other women like your mother has because of polygamy.
Wait up, Christine. Gwendlyn's got a point. Listen to her and learn!
Okay, so after Kody has done his fatherly duties with the pixies, he turns his attention to four wives. He decides to walk into a florist shop and order flowers. Now, maybe the producers thought this segment would be cute. I think it was dumb, just plain dumb. Yeah, we get it, you have four wives, blah blah blah. Oh yea, look at the owner's face when you tell her you're a polygamist, yeah yeah...whatever, dude.
On the subject of producer induced stupidity, the wives are plotting their Valentine's Day revenge. Robyn thinks it would be a swell idea to vandalize Kody's prized 'marketing' car with paints and Valentine's, and such.Oh, and since she is such a good liar (yep, she admitted it), she will ask Kody for his car keys, drive the car to her house where the other bonus children will be waiting to help with the ummm...decorating.
Hey kids, cheer up! This is the start of another fantabulous family tradition, and a safe one, too. Except for the paint on the car. For some reason, I wouldn't want young children anywhere near a new car with paint markers.
Anyway, filled with balloons, Robyn drives the car back to Christine's house, with a merry parade of bonus children and wives following her.
I bet the neighbors just LOVE living next to the Browns! NOT!
Using her best acting abilities, Robyn walks back into Christine's house with the camera crew in tow. As she "lies" about not meaning to do it, or something like that, Kody walks cautiously outside, supposedly afraid that the entire left side of the car has been caved in...