I'm pretty sure it's no secret that I am not a Dr. Phil hater. Really, most of the time I like him and I think he's right. Not ALL the time, just most of the time. I am also sick. to. death. of the octomom story. Or not the story so much as the shit people spew about the whole thing. I get it though, it's weird and mommy certainly has provided plenty of fodder for talk. I get the talk but what I don't get is the whole being mean thing. I swear the minute we decide somebody's "wrong" we've earned our license to bash. And bash and bash and bash.
There are people saying the kids should go into foster care (have you seen our foster care system?) Then there are people saying that we should put legal limits on the reproductive health community. I've been surprised to see this sentiment expressed even by friends who claim to be pro-choice. I'm stunned that anyone would want to limit the rights of everyone based on what ONE person did.
After my initial "that bitch is CRAZY!" reaction, I mostly just hoped that she would get enough help. I mean, yeah, she's a little nutsy but she also seems genuinely kind and she obviously really loves her kids. On his show today, Dr. Phil got to meet the babies (totally cute) and talk to the agency that will be staffing the family with nurses. He also got all kinds of other help for her (furniture etc). I am so relieved that he got the judgey part over with and moved on to giving her real help so that those babies (and the other kids) can have a real chance at health and success.
I want to know what you think. Should the kids live with mom? Should there have been laws in place to avoid this situation? Is it different than Jon and Kate? Or the Duggars?
6 years ago