Re: Octo-Mom Says No to Free Childcare, Housing
The more this goes on, the more I'm just not sure what to think.
She wanted a big family, she obviously does love her kids, she plays with them, cuddles them, teaches them.
Starting out with what I initially thought was 14 embryos, was actually 32. It took 26 embryos to make her first 6 children, with one egg splitting, so actually only 5 of 24 emryos 'took. She never in a million years expected to wind up with 8 more babies, she was thinking, because of her past history, she was expecting twins at the most.
She's out of touch because she only watches what her kids watch on TV, she doesn't have internet, and she doesn't buy gossip-based magazines. She's been living as an adult, in a children's world, totally cutting herself off from mainstream society.
I'm sure she's using money from interviews etc to enable her to lease the house, which she considered 'private and safe' in a cul-de-sac and she's saying she doesn't want people, the media, to know where she is.
She outright refused porn, but now she's allowing the video of the birth of the octuplets to be sold for 1,000,000 dollars. Not sure how I feel about that, but it's a lot more respectful than porn and will definitely help her take care of those kids.
I do hope she has 'everything in place' as far as decent living arrangements, school/and or a career, a circle of support to help her with these children.
As long as she has that house set up, cribs, diapers, etc, and shows that she has a decent support system, I think they may just let the babies start going home with her.
Seems she wanted to do this, but wanted to do this her way, and she seems to be fairly saavy so far that it seems like it may just work out best for all.
I'm praying as this goes on, that she is able to prove that she can do this, that she put all the right gears in motion to actually be able to pull this off.
People can speculate, and place thier own ideas of parentage as the norm, and judge by snippets found in the news without knowing the whole story.
I just dont know what to think anymore, by first my concen is the children, of course. I wish her the best, and I truly hope she can find a way and the help she so desperately needs right now.
But, I'm praying as well, once more, that is is what it seems to be that she is doing, and isn't a means to a ways for the explotation of these children.
The only way to bring about change is to actively strive to achieve it. - (7-24-09, Witchofthedogs)