Wednesday, August 19, 2009

6-8 More?

I'm watching the Octomom special (in horror) and have figured out what Octomom, Jon, and Kate all have in common, other than having litters of children.

They all get more time off of parenting than I do.

Every time I see photos of these people, they are on the beach, at the mall, going to dinner with friends--must be nice!

How many more kids do I need to have in order to get some days off?

I mean, it's abundantly clear that one person can't take care of 8 babies at one time (and I could have predicted that, but I am gifted) but I would think the mom would still have to be a part of the care-taking team for at least as many hours as I have to.

13 comments:

Maddness of Me said...

All examples of lousy parents. So sorry, you can't compare. It's apples and oranges girlfriend.

The Mermaid Cottage said...

And they get more plastic surgery than you do!

Funny in my mind said...

I have been thinking the same thing. And how are Jon and Kate gonna afford even groceries, let alone a million dollar house and trips when the show is over?

LceeL said...

The difference lies in that you are a MOM - whereas she is a joke.

Bren said...

Yeah - who knew that parenting became a part time job when you have so many. I saw that on TV last night but couldn't make myself watch it.

Kia said...

Kk so, knowing how much you love hedgehogs, you HAVE to see this:

http://jezebel.com/5341031/warning-this-may-make-your-heart-explode

Kristin's Gang said...

I too was sickened when watching that show last night! What upset me the most was at the end when she referred to those beautiful babies as her 'mistake'...what the????? What the hell did she think was going to happen when they implanted a dozen eggs in her??? Those children should be taken from her and given to families that cannot have kids..I know, I know, that is realistically not the right thing to do but it infuriates me to no end!!!!! Those poor children will be the ones who suffer now and later on in life! Sorry that I vented here on your space, but as a mom, I cannot just hold my tongue! Thanks Ashley!!

Joy said...

um yea they are all screwed up. I can't bring myself to watch any of it

Ashley said...

What was clearly evident in the footage last night was that those kids ARE being neglected. Period. Even if she did her very best, supermom 24/7 routine, those kids would be neglected simply because 14 little people (8 being helpless infants) is too much for 1 person to handle.

1 daycare provider would never be licensed to care for 8 babies + 6 kids aged 2 and up at one time and they're professional childcare givers.

It made me sick to see those babies lying on the ground screaming for attention. It's a crime. Now they get to live with the consequences of her so-called "mistake". Nice.

The hedgehogs were so stinking cute! I held another one--Mr. Ashley wouldn't hold it but wasn't crabby about it. One day.

Jennifer said...

They are not even a close comparison to you. You LOVE your children, you don't exploit them.

Mommy Wis(h)dom said...

I watched in horror too. Glad I wasn't the only one. I finally had to turn the train wreck off. There aren't enough hours in the day to even begin commentary. You are brave. I do agree with you though. They get time off and enough money to re-do kitchen cabinets...! Ahh!

AnastasiaBeaverhousen said...

she makes me so angry......the selfishness is unbelievable......

on another note - you have mail :)

The Lil Bee said...

I have always wondered about this myself!! They seem to always be on vacation.