Dec. 21, 2012 at 1:20 PM ET
Everyone knows family road trips can be stressful. After all, cramming the whole gang into a small space for hours at a time with little sleep rarely brings out the best in anyone. The next episode of TLC's "Sister Wives" proves that road trip rule is true for the Brown family too -- well, at least one member of the family.
In an exclusive sneak peek, polygamist patriarch Kody can be seen losing his cool during a vacation pit stop.
"You know, I've had two nights in a row where I've been driving all day," the father of 17 explained. "Today we've been fighting the wind all day, and I've had four hours of sleep ... and I was just done."
Given that, you might think Kody would have been all too happy to have one of his four wives take the wheel. But you'd be wrong. When wife No. 1, Meri, offered to keep on trucking in the driver's seat rather than have him take another shift, Kody decided he'd had enough and stormed out of the RV.
"I was just ready to melt down because I was too exhausted to sit there and try to delegate," he later said. "I wanted to bark orders and have them obeyed."
Well, that didn't go over well with any of his brides.
"I think that word 'obey' is in fact a four-letter word," third wife Christine informed him. "Kody, I think that we do our best. We understand that you get tired. We understand that you get stressed out. You can't just throw out, 'I think you should obey me!' It's kind of like ... well, that's offensive."
Not to cranky Kody.
Find out whether or not the family man's mood improved when "Sister Wives" airs Sunday night at 9 p.m. on TLC.
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