I’m sure you’ve heard about the woman who recently had octuplets after having 6 kids, all under 8 yrs old, 2 with disabilities. Yep, 14 kids.
At first, I thought, wow, she can handle all that? More power to her!
Then I heard the rest of the story…she’s single, living with her parents and has no job. She said she’s not receiving government help, but that has proved false. These types of stories are hard not to judge. She has a right to have children…until those children begin to be neglected or abused.
It’s easy to write her off, saying she’s crazy or stupid or very strong to handle it all. Whatever your stance on the subject is. But again, the children come into the picture. How is a single woman going to take care of 8 new babies at once, never mind her other 6 (I think the youngest is 2)?? I can’t imagine what she was thinking (or not) when she went into have another child. Her story is she had 6 eggs planted and only one or 2 babies would come of it. Instead, 2 of those eggs split, producing identical twins. Of course, there’s no way she could have predicted THAT outcome. But why was it necessary anyway to even have a 7th baby without an income?
It doesn’t bother me too much that she’s single…single women are perfectly capable of taking care of their children (I’ve done that). But to do it alone?
Then there’s the topic of her job…the one she doesn’t have. On one hand, she should really spend as much time as possible with her kids, since she has so many. On the other hand, what right does she have to choose to have that many kids and then go on assistance to support them all?
It’s just a crazy situation…one I personally find to be irresponsible and selfish.