Wednesday, February 11, 2009


I'm usually a quiet person, but I will always give you an honest opinion if asked. As I tell my friends, "don't ask if you don't want to know the truth." I have strong opinions about politics, abortion, alcohol, our new president, whether or not "thongs" (panties--not the shoes) should be allowed to be made for 5 year olds....BUT, I'm stumped on something. What's the matter with me? I'm trying to form an opinion, Lord knows the whole country (including my sweet hubby) has something to say about this situation I'm about to bring up to you, but I can't decide if she's right or wrong.
The "octuplet mom".....You all know her, and if you don't, you apparently haven't read a newspaper or watched t.v. in the past 2 weeks. What do you think? Part of me feels mad at the country for ousting her, making a public fool of her, for wanting to have a big family. Many people in our country think 3 kids are too many, so I know the "14" is a BIG deal to our country. I also know that she's going to be on welfare, and dependent upon others to help her. But, we keep murderers, thieves, currupt CEO's locked up for years--paying for their food, shelter, cable t.v., cute orange jumpsuits, why is it ok, and not a public outcry, for us to pay for them and not for her.
On the other hand, what the heck was she thinking? 14???? With no hubby, no home of her own, no job?? I struggle sometimes raising 4, and I have a phenomenal hubby who has a phenomenal job, which provided a phenomenal house. How do you breast feed 8 kids? And, why should my hard-earned tax dollars go to support her crazy decision to mother 14 kids?
Back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. Usually, like I said, I have no issues with forming quick, strong opinions. Just curious to see what you all think.


just me said...

I was just discussing this with a friend a few hours ago because I missed the interview last night. After our talk I came to the conclusion that it was God, not she who decided to bring each and every one of those 8 lives into this world. It was not the Dr, the donor, or even her choice, but Gods, and Gods alone. As mere humans we find ourselves questioning her sanity, perhaps we are thinking He could have divided up those 8 little lives and given them to families we declare more fitting and worthy. But it is God who knows what the future holds and he deemed her worthy. Naturally I question her motives, but ultimately I choose to applaud her willingness to bend to Gods will, trusting He will use her as a vessel to fulfill His purpose.
Of course I have an odd opinion, seeing as how I am one of nine children.

Brenton & Kelly Benware said...

Not a response to you last post, since I'm not sure how I'd respond either. But on a lighter note, I love the pink dots...too cute.

Erin said...

You know me Claud, I'm traditional and think its wrong that she is single and has these kids, but I also haven't seen a single interview or heard anything except from what others have said. I'm in babyland, too busy with my 1 baby and toddler to think about her with her 14, yikes!

I like the pink dots... everyone is changing up their blogs. I'm behind :)

Erin said...

Claudia, we will be in Flower Mound the last weekend in March. Will you be around?