Not surprisingly, when I chanced to glance at the photo of this so-called Octomom I did think it was Angelina Jolie having, at last, publicly lost her marbles. But alas it was not to be. It was, instead, the attention seeking Angie wannabe Nadya Suleman. She's causing a stir yet again with her choice of Halloween costume for both herself and her brood and if I may dare to suggest it, loving every flash bulb popping moment of it.
So, she decides to court the publicity which she clearly craves, by oh shock of horrors, dressing as an up the duff nun and as an extra twist of the knife for those who have nothing better to do than get in a lather about such things, her kids are equally devilishly adorned.
Well, as you may have gathered my feelings are along the lines of "so what?" This woman had her fifteen minutes of fame when she gave birth to octuplets in January of this year, and why not? It wouldn't be my personal way of running my life but each to their own. Controversy followed, probably not surprisingly when it was discovered that she already had six children and was not financially independent. If you saw the pictures of this lady in late pregnancy with eight babies and have yourself been "mother ship" for nine months, you would have to have been a robot not to at least have winced a little in sympathy.
We need more children in the world. Many high achievers and positive contributors to society have been raised from less than wealthy parents who may or may not have had the morals of a saint. She may not be, as society sees it, the most stable person, but I say good luck to her. Frankly, I wonder whether the children of her look-alike heroin are likely to grow up any more "normal" than hers.