I have been known to rant on occassion about various topics that really have nothing to do with me personally, and now I believe it is time for me to add my two cents…for what it’s worth (which isn’t much i’m afraid) regarding Octo-mom. While I will admit that she is a little odd and her ways of going about gathering a family about her is unconventional, I have to say…this is america and most of what we do here is unconventional. We are the land of the free the home of the brave and the country of the strange and odd.
I guess what bugs me the most is that she has become this person that people seem to think doesn’t deserve to have her children or who is mentally ill or whatever. However, when I look at the myriads of reality shows that put on pedistals the oddness of large overgrown families I wonder why she has been singled out in this catagory. We have John and Kate + 8 and while they seem like a lovely family, they are not without their own sort of dysfunction and are now going through marital growing pains and problems of their own. There is the family with the 18 children who are not even sure if they are done having children, and they just married off one of thier kids…who is now saying they are going on in their parents footsteps to have as many children as they can. No one can say that it wrong..it is their life, their family, their choice. AND they have a reality show to prove it. There is a new show starting I believe on TLC about a family with two sets of twins and a set of sextuplets….that’s a lot of children….yep they are married, a two parent household. Will they stay married? In this day in age….who really knows??? Let’s face it…i am on marriage number two and between my husband and I we have 9 children and 3 grandkids, 2 dogs, one snake, one lizard and a host of other odd sorts of relatives. Are we happy? Yes. Are we family? Yes. Do we have problems? You bet we do.
So, today Octo mom kicks out the angel nurses that were sent to help her because they are “spying on her” to get stuff for child protective services. Well, I would have to say that since they sent in 2 reports on the first day they were there that had to do with the paparazzi that were hovering outside her house (where were the police to handle that situation?) she was probably right. And when 911 has to be called to have Gloria Alred removed from your house there is a problem. Why would those nurses have needed the “wonderful” (said sarcasticly of course) Gloria Alred to be around them 24/7 anyway? I wouldn’t want her around my house watching me parent my children that’s for sure and I don’t have any thing to hide! But guaranteed….she would find something.
That poor girl just needs to be left alone once and for all to raise her kids and get on with her life!
That’s my octomom rant!