Mar 10, 2009

Selling Out Your Kids is the New Black...

So, out of my anger, I came very close to posting a not so nice cartoon pic of the "Octo Mom." The cartoon features the "Octo Mom," with a very pregnant belly covered in labels and stickers such as "pay-pal," etc. However, after some thought, I decided to post a pic of my own precious CHILD. "CHILD," is the keyword here--not CHILDREN. Now, don't get me wrong, twins and triplets are a common thing and often happen naturally. It's the irresponsible choices some folks make when it comes to fertility treatments that make me question several different things, which I'll get to later in this post. What sparked this post, you ask? I just watched Dr. Phil's third show featuring the "Octo Mom." Apparently, this organization plans to provide round the clock childcare for all of her children. Hmm...I guess in the meantime, she'll be free to run out and get a mani and pedi while sipping on her $5.00 + Starbucks drink. Maybe they'll also pay for her to have a tummy-tuck or some more collagen injections in her lips. Really though, the "Octo Mom," can't be the only one to blame here. Obviously, the doctor who agreed to this risky and costly procedure has "got some splainin' to do." (he's in another multiple birth scandal right now by the way...). Oh, and the media certainly plays a huge role in the aftermath of the births. Don't get me wrong, I believe these babies are here and they should be taken care of. The fact is, they will most likely face health problems and developmental delays just as their older siblings have. OK, since I brought up the media, I'm going to stray away from the "Octo Mom," story and focus on the already "famous," "buy in bulk," families. First off, there's the Duggar Family who have so far birthed and parented 18 kids. Their oldest just got married. I do give the Duggar's props because they did not use fertility treatments. However, they're still major sellouts, and I'll tell you why. They do not allow their children to watch television, but they're making money off of their REALITY TV SHOW! HELLO!!! They too, received assistance with building a larger house for their litter. Oh, and how can we not love Jon & Kate Plus 8. Free dream vacations, tummy tucks, hair transplants. It all sounds terrific right? The sad thing is I find myself watching this smut. Mind you, it doesn't make me want to go out and get some eggs fertilized or anything like that, however, those out there who may be a little bit off their rocker could take these shows to heart. Maybe the "Octo Mom," has a shrine on her wall devoted to the Duggars and Jon & Kate, and possibly Angelina Jolie. Ok, I'm now stepping down from today's soapbox.:)

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