In case you are not sick of this story yet, I had to blog about Octomom! I have mixed feelings about the situation, as many of us do. She's whacked, no doubt, but does she truly deserve all the crap she's been getting? Here is a woman who decided that she couldn't give up embryos because she considers them to be all already babies. So she has them, all, at once, with no dad around, to add to 6 other. She made a decision, HER decision. Was is a good decision, probably not, knowing her circumstances. Was it motivated by the right elements? Is she stable? Who knows. But let's not forget that that decision was about babies, about having children, about love. And that it is too late, the fact is here: she has 8 new babies, with tons of medical problems (although 3 of them are coming home in a couple of weeks) to add to her 6 other young children. She loves those kids, she is a good mom to them because she's devoted to them.
A journalist has said that some people act as if she was the worst truant in our world and responsible for our economic fall out! She didn't cause the banks to crash and she is not responsible for global warming. It should be such a private matter: her decision to have babies. So many people are afraid of having to support her financially, that their precious tax dollars are going to help her feed her children! Is that truly the worst place for our tax money to go to? Would you rather have it go to bankers that spent it in Spas in Scottsdale? It is really sad to see how selfish and obtuse people can become to her when it comes to "sharing" their tax money. As if everyone on medicare or food stamps was deserving of it! Most are, but some aren't. Do we pick and chose based on their ethical decision? That's the part that bothers me. I can see why people don't think she'll be able to take care of all of them. Dr. Phil had a special show about it (there are quite a few people that benefit from her story, but she won't see a dime from that, and I don't think TMZ and the tabloids are feeling a bit of shame for it). He had 3 women carry all the carseats that Nadia will need for her kids: quite impossible of course. So we have established that taking care of 14 kids alone will not be a walk in the park. But, then heaven forbid that she gets any money from strangers! If anything, people can at least think about the kids. Do they not get to eat because their mom chose to have them? And then she reportedly went to shop for fancy lipstick while her house is foreclosing...have you seen her lips, can the lady have one lipstick with her to cover those suckers up! She didn't buy a Porsche, she shopped for lipstick people.
I don't know why she made that decision. But I at least wanted to write about how I felt about it, how her mistakes and decisions are being taken on personally and with anger by so many people! Let them cast the first stone, and they do! Give her a break!
She has a website, asking for donation, of course. I didn't donate anything, my tax $ will one way or another ...and I don't mind!