Tuesday, February 10, 2009

It's been 6 years since I had privacy.

So, I just watched the NBC Dateline special on Nadya Suleman, the mom of newborn octuplets. I have tons of thoughts and opinions, but apparently, so does everyone in the free world, so I won't bore you with them here. At this point, I guess it's a bit late to discuss whether or not it's a good idea to have so many children. Too late for lambasting the doctor. It doesn't matter what her motivation was, or what her past life has been like, or really, any of the so called "news" around this story. I don't know her, so I don't get to judge her. In fact, there's really only one burning question in my mind:

With 14 children, when is that mother ever going to get a chance to be alone in the bathroom again?


dogsled_stacie said...


I watched that too and wonder what life is gonna be like on THAT crazy train for the next decade or so...

What got me: using student loans to pay for the kids! Agh! If Canada Student Loans heard that one, they'd be all over it demanding their $$ back! Plus, I can't imagine her loans will cover even a fraction of 14 freakin' kids.

Anonymous said...

The thought of 8 newborns is enough to send me into bed with the covers over my head. I cannot for the life of me imagine how any of them will survive the next six months, never mind the years after that.