Well, finally someone in her family has shown they have a brain and are publicly questioning Nadia Suleman's judgement. Too bad it had to happen with cameras rolling on national TV.
Do you remember the first days with your newborn? Did you cry and sweat and lay awake nights worrying? Did you look at the 19th diaper/bottle that day and feel like you could take no more? Did you stumble to the crib at 3 am with your eyes closed because you had the route memorized?
Do you remember your second child...you had the routine down, but you were doing it with another needy child asking for your attention? No naps, no down time, and you wondered why you thought last time was so difficult??? Stumbling to preschool with mascara smeared under one eye, your shirt marked with spit-up and inside out, your hair in a cockeyed pony. One is like none, two is really hard! Your third...fourth...fourteenth??? How is it humanly possible to do this alone? It is very clear her support system is breaking down. Shame on that doctor.
The rest of us can look back at those days and reminisce, even laugh about the craziness we survived with a stronger bond as the result. This will not be the case for Nadia, I'm afraid. The childhood of these 14 children will go by in a flash with numerous caregivers meeting needs. When will there be time for bonding?
I go between spurts of anger and sympathy for the mother, she seems so clueless. But, the real victims will be these children. Though her heart is big, her resources are small. Good luck babies, it's going to be a long haul.