Sister Wives Recap: Goin' Camping, Polygamy Style

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Kody Brown and Robyn Brown, one of the titular stars of TLC's Sister Wives, welcomed the family's 17th child last week at their home in Las Vegas, Nevada.

With four wives and now 17 kids, guy's got his hands full.

Fortunately, there's time for fun and family bonding to keep the unit strong. On Sunday's episode, Kode, Meri, Janelle, Christine and Robyn went camping.

Sleeping under the stars, fishing, complaining, yelling, mass chaos ... in the end, the camping trip was a lot like any family's, just much, much bigger.

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Heading out to Big Bear Lake in California because it's too hot in Vegas on July 4 - almost hot enough to literally fry an egg on the sidewalk, but not quite - the gang heads to the mountains for a camping trip to reconnect with each other.

Some of Kody Brown's kids are less than thrilled, however.

Kody tries to chalk it up to hormones and kids getting pissed for no reason at all in their formative years. Meri thinks the teens are justified in their anger, however.

The fam did just move, after all, and Janelle sees resentment in her son Hunter, who feels that the Browns were basically chased out of Utah, friends and family.

Hunter also has a problem accepting Robyn, wife #4.

Robyn's children - she has three by a different father - complicate things, and when they start getting on people's cases, Meri gets involved and Robyn breaks down.

She even describes the possibility of having her children leave the family, since legally, they have the right to choose to live with their father if they like at age 13.

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That's on hold for now, but still, emotionally heavy stuff for Robyn.

This week's Sister Wives episode also featured a kid swap of sorts.

Christine's two daughters, Brianne and Isabel, are apparently going to be moving in with Meri, with the rationale behind that Isabel gets along better with Meri.

Looks like polygamy has its perks after all - and not just for Kody.

Christine says people might think she's a bad parent, but admits Isabel living with Meri is just one of the things they can do that a conventional family cannot.

Robyn has a name for her sister wives' children: "Bonus children!" Call them what you want, they were not the happiest family ever this week, but that's okay.

Everyone struggles from time to time with familial relationships, and for the Browns, those relationships are very complex, making them hard to work through.

Despite their unorthodox lifestyle and enormous brood, they face personal struggles and try to find solutions like the rest of us. It's funny how that works out.

What do you think of Kody Brown and Sister Wives?

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This show is sad. Women with low self-esteem willing to accept 1/4 of a relationship because it's better than what they see as the alternative, and a guy taking full advantage. This is religion? Really? Come on. This is an extremely immature, self-absorbed man and four sad women. Their poor kids.

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kody borown is a balding PIG. I feel sorry for his stupid wives, but most of all the children. The teenagae girls are all over weight and seem very unhappy--GEE maybe it is because they are embarrased of their family life style.. being a teenager is hard enough. The boy seem like idiots just like their father.

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I just want to say that I am happy that the Browns have made the choice to become public with their lifestyle. I am not a polygamist, and I have never personally known people who lived that faith. But if I have learned anything from watching this show it is that there are outdated laws that need to be changed. Why is it illegal for a man to "marry" and take care of all of his children, and the women who bore them, but it is not illegal for a man to sleep with, and have kids by anyone he can get in the sack. Why does the commitment make it against the law? It doesn't make any sense. Hopefully in the future things will change.

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robyn does indeed have four children. the boy, from what i've read, is autistic. this is something that parents have to work very hard at dealing with--i have an autistic grandson and have first hand experience. i don't see robyn working with him at all--she is so busy with her new marriage and baby that she must overlook the fact that change of any kind is traumatic for an autistic child. this really troubles me.

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KELLY YOU ARE WRONG...ROYBN HAS THREE KIDS FROM HER FIRST MARRIAGE! ONE BOY AND TWO GIRLS!!!! GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT!

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Well, Robyn now has 4 children -Solomon just born on October 26th.

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Robyn has 3 children -Dayton, Aurora, and Breana. Ysabel belongs to Christine. I can't believe this is the 3rd season of this show and people still don't know who belongs to who and how to spell their names. If you're interested enough to write about it, then be interested enough to get it straight.

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If your going to review a show, get your facts straight!!! Robyn only has 2 children from a previous marriage, not 3. Also, Isabelle and Brianna are moving in with Mari but only Isabelle is Kristine's. Brianna is Robyn's. Maybe they're onto something there! Some days I'd like to swap kids with someone for a while! LOL

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So, lemme git dis straight. You folks have no problem with Chaz Bono, or you have no problem redefining marriage to allow gay marriage, but you got a big problem with Polygamy? Aren't you being too judgmental and biased and using the same narrow-minded arguments against polygamy that you claim anti-gay marriage folks use??

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How dare anyone say anything about who he choose to marry. They are NOT grenades they are real women, they aren't fake plastic conceited little girls. They aren't on tv to impress u. sry that u think so.