By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 at 3:22 pm in Just Bizarre.
A part of me feels sorry for Nadya Suleman, the beleaguered SoCal mother of 14, including 8 newborn octuplets, especially when I see something like this: paparazzi and spectators swarming Suleman’s garage, trying to break in to see the babies. But I’d feel a whole lot sorrier, if she hadn’t just fired her volunteer nurses, the ones Dr. Phil arranged for her during the media feeding frenzy that followed the octuplets’ arrival. Now, the nurses’ high profile attorney, Gloria Allred, is doing the talk show rounds, saying Suleman “doesn’t even come into the nursery to feed her own babies, to hold them, to bathe them, to change them, to love them, to bond with them, except when the cameras are rolling.” Suleman’s attorney, meanwhile, says one of the nurses filed a report with Children’s Protective Services, thus setting up an “adversarial” relationship.
Conflicted doesn’t even begin to describe my emotions – horror over each new development, pity for those babies, shame for even reading this stuff, and a sense of profound relief that no one ever tried to second guess my every action when I was a sleep deprived, new mother. How about you? Click comments and share your thoughts…