Today I want to bitch a little. I'm sure that most of you have seen or at least heard about the California Mother who just gave birth to octuplets. There are several things wrong with this. I just don't even know where to begin.
First of all, she's a single mother. While that in and of itself isn't bad, the fact that she already has 6 other kids at home and several babies daddies, is. She has no current husband, boyfriend or support system other than her mother (whom she lives with) who has been taking care of the other 6 kids since day 1. And all the kids at home are under the age of 7!!!
Secondly, she was warned not to use all 8 embryos for the sake of her health and that of the babies. Did she listen? NO of course not. There's NO money in just having 1 baby!! It would seem though that no one has come forward to offer her a house or a caravan like the McCaughey septuplets. Gerber isn't offering a slew of baby food. Pampers isn't offering diapers. In fact, it seems like this little baby producing machine has caused more controversy than joy.
Oh and I did mention that she used IVF for ALL the births??? So then I have to wonder, what friggin doctor in his/her right mind would allow a single, 33 year old, unemployed....oh yes UNEMPLOYED, mother of 6 have more kids. Look, I love babies as much as the next person and I can't wait to have another. However, if I were single, 33, unemployed and had a litter of kids at home already, I don't think I would have anymore!!! I say we make the genius doctor that did the procedure help pay for raising the litter of kids! There has got to be some accountability on the doctor's part, don't you think. But instead of the doctor taking responsibility, this "mother" is seeking interviews and money from Oprah as a way to support herself and her kids! Give me a big fucking break!
I figure that if God wanted us to have a litter of kids, he would've given us 8 boobs, not 2!!! And we would all be walking around sniffing each other's butts!