I am so sick of hearing about the Octuplet Mom! Can we not have a little compassion and just give her a break? How about a helping hand? Or a kind word? So the woman can only get pregnant through IVF and saves all her money (including money she got from a disability settlement, that she was given) to pay to get pregnant ( something that comes free to a good portion of us) because she wants to have a family. Each time she is impregnated with 6 fertilized eggs, and each time she has only had one baby, except the time she had twins. So, she wants ONE more baby and they implant 6 eggs, in hopes of one living. IMAGINE her surprise when all six have lived and two have spilt, and instead of choosing to terminate some of their lives, she is courageous and musters up the strength that it would take any one of us to have 8 babies with the 6 already at home!
Does a woman who has six kids and goes to school and is expecting 8 babies really have the time or money or desire to go get her lips done? Seriously? Seriously. Even if she did, why do we think we need to tell people how to spend their money, is it any of OUR business? And plastic surgery is something that is done by millions in this country, and suddenly we're shocked and mortified by it. Give me a break.
She receives $490.00 a month in food stamps. With 6 kids.
I'm sick of the media coverage. Just a couple of months ago, as I was watching the Today Show, they had a woman on there who was talking about how being a single mother is absolutely glorified, and she was saying how wrong it was that we glorify single motherhood in this country. I thought I could practically feel the tension through my TV in that studio with the reporters and all the rebuttals from the media that this was going to take. Yet, all of a sudden the media is soooooo aghast that this mother is single and putting her through the ringer! Two-faced. When the news came out that a mother had delivered 8 HEALTHY babies the media was tickled, now they act sympathetic to her face and stab her in the back when she isn't there. Two-faced.
As I was watching an interview with Ann Curry the other night, she asked, "Did you ask your other kids what they thought about having another baby, before you did this?" What a stupid question. I don't know of any parents that have asked permission from their kids before they have another baby.
So she has the babies, and now what is she supposed to do- give them away like puppies? Does it mean that she doesn't love any of them, or her other kids? She wants the same things that the mother of ONE baby wants for their child. TO LOVE THEM and TAKE CARE OF THEM.
And she is receiving death threats. Makes me sick. What is wrong with people?!
Why do we think we need to rule other people's lives? And say what they should do or how they should spend their money. Why are people so hateful and enraged with this? A mother chose life for her 8 babies. She didn't do it to make you mad, or to ruin YOUR life. Why can't we just give her a break and leave her alone? If you want to be mad at someone- how about the bankers on Wall Street that took your bailout money and then used millions of that money to give bonuses to themselves. How about the housing market that crashed because mortgages were being handed out like penny candy with no thought of tomorrow? Those things seem more sickening than a mother who wants to love her babies.