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Octomom Comes To Her Senses

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After reading an article several months ago about Nadya Suleman, I decided I would write one more article about her and the 14 pink and blue babies taking up three cars while moving around the Game of Life board, and never mention her again. It's kind of like the vow of silence Snake Eyes took after watching his master murdered in front of his eyes by his supposed brother. If something makes you ill enough, you have to take a stand!

In my last article about Nadya I said, "Nadya is an example of irresponsibility and selfishness at its peak." "She is an attention-seeking, narcissitic individual who cannot grasp reality, or simply be comfortable in her own skin."

I know you are all thinking, "Well, Heather, why did you break your silence?"

The reason I broke it is simple; I am a sucker for anyone who realizes their mistake, admits it, and wants to move on because there is nothing else they can do. I have made so many of my own mistakes that who am I to not let go of someone else's? She owns them, she owned up to them, and now it is time to move on.

Nadya admitted that having eight more children, adding to the six she already had, was a mistake. She told US Weekly magazine, "I think it was a mistake — in terms of the well-being of the octuplets and my other kids. I can't give myself to them 100%… if I'd known that, I never would have fathomed eight more."

I know, a little too late now! She did go on to talk about how much she loves them and they are here now, and it is time to move on.

There are going to be so many ramifications for these children from their mother's decision, but the good news is that Nadya seems to be awakening from La-La Land. I was thinking she was Alice In Wonderland for awhile. She is finally starting the descent back down to earth from the puffy cloud she was living on. That can only be good for the children.

I pray that she will somehow manage to establish a loving, compassionate, and empathetic home that raises 14 children who can contribute to society and finally give their mother the love that she has obviously been searching for her whole life.

We all have choices to make. No one, and I mean no one, makes the right choice 100% of the time! I have made so many bad choices in my life that if I was given a quarter every time I chose left when I should have gone right or right when I should have gone left, I would be richer than Oprah and living on Maui watching the sunset, drinking a margarita while sitting on my lanai right now! Instead, I am sitting in my home office, with three screaming children running up and down the hallway outside my office door while the dog barks incessantly and the cat is meowing for food

What I did get was clarification from my choices on where I am supposed to go and how I am supposed to get there. To me choices are just that. Don't hang your hat up on a bad one. Instead, embrace the choices you have made if they are good ones. If you made some bad choices, learn from them, and if you made a choice but could have made a better one, remember that the next time you are in a dilemma. Choices and dilemmas never go away, they just – we hope – get easier as we learn and grow in this crazy world.

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  • Karen Lee

    OMG! PLEASE…HAVE YOU LOST YOUR MIND? OCTO-LEACH IS NO MORE SORRY FOR ANYTHING SHE HAS EVER DONE. SHE (FINALLY) REALIZED HER CON SIMPLY WASN’T WORKING. SHE REALIZED PEOPLE HATED HER FOR NOT ADMITTING A MISTAKE.
    SO, SHE SPOKE A FEW WORDS. BUT WORDS WERE ALL THEY WERE. NO MEANING; NO PLAN TO GO IN ANOTHER DIRECTION. JUST A FEINT -TO KEEP HER NAME IN THE NEWS (in preparation for the “reality show” and publicity for her stupid shenanigans.
    TOO BAD YOU DIDN’T KEEP YOUR OATH NOT TO WRITE ABOUT HER. SHE PLAYED YOU — JUST LIKE SHE PLAYED DR PHIL.
    EVERY WORD OUT OF HER MOUTH IS A LIE. LIKE THE FIBROID TUMORS … THAT MIRACULOUSLY RESULTED IN BOOB REDUCTION, LIFT, TUMMY TUCK, A TRUCK LOAD OF LIP0 … ETC AGAIN she ABANDONED HER KIDS –for something SHE wanted. When she’s not SPENDING ON HERSELF, she’s getting ANOTHER PROCEDURE.
    HER ENTIRE LIFE HAS BEEN ALL ABOUT HERSELF, EXPLOITING A MINOR INJURY INTO A FULL BLOWN WORKMEN’S COMP ($180k) SETTLEMENT. she hasn’t WORKED A DAY IN HER LIFE THE LAST TEN YEARS. BETTER TO LIVE OFF EVERYBODY ELSE –even her own babies. SHE’s condemned her kids to living lives of CIRCUS FREAKS — on display.
    SHAME ON YOU HEATHER. FOR BELIEVING THIS CREATURE who is NOT FIT TO be called a “woman.”

  • johnnyho

    Puh-leese! Octomom hasn’t gotten all the donations that she thought she would…..We all remember how she played Doctor Phil, agreeing to whatever he wanted her to say. Now Suleman has a publicity agent and her attorney to tell her what to say–as they have their hands in her purse to get their share before any of the money goes to the children. A good question would be whether she has given any money back to the State of California–she earned all the money from the tabloids and Radar Online and left them paying all the bills. If Suleman really loved these babies, she would be out looking for a job (or jobs) that had medical insurance and wouldn’t be dreaming about going back to school, plastic surgery. Instead of concentrating on how often she can get her picture in the news; how often she can have elective surgery; etc. I would recommend that she look at her $30,000 per month expenses and see how she can trim down her bills. Maybe Suze Orman can help her….

  • KIDSat RISK-karen Lee

    THERE IS NO WAY ON GOD’S GREEN EARTH THAT OCTO-LEACH HAS REPAID TAXPAYERS FOR ANYTHING;LOOK HOW SHE TREATED HER OWN MOTHER! OCTO-INCUBATOR IS ALL ABOUT HERSELF! SHE’S SPENT MORE ON USELESS “cosmetic” PROCEDURES & DESIGNER DUDS THAN SHE HAS ON ALL HER KIDS COMBINED.
    A BIG PART OF HER MONTHLY “expense” is all TH0SE non-English speaking HELPERS — WHEN SHE COULD HAVE HAD THE AIW trained, professional nurses FOR FREE.
    EVERY CHOICE SHE HAS MADE IN HER LIFE HAS BEEN SELFISH, AS ONLY A NARCISSIST CAN BE.
    She hasn’t WORKED A DAY in almost ten years.

  • http://joannehuspek.wordpress.com Joanne Huspek

    I tend to agree with your commenters. It’s nice to say you’re sorry, but to really MEAN it, well, only time will tell.

    It would be nice if any proceeds Octomom gets would be given back to the State of California for the assistance she has received. Doubtful she’d do it, but that would be a huge step.

  • Heather Hogan

    Wow guys! You guys are really harsh! Let me take this on one comment at a time. Karen I love your name for her “Octo-Leach.” Karen, you are right, her past choices have been negligent, selfish, and down right weird,and when deciding to have these babies she was still on this path. I don’t believe she has veered too far off the path, but what I do truly believe is that she has realized that she has totally screwed up this time. Is she looking for sympathy? Absolutely! Does she deserve it,in my mind those children deserve it. Unfortunately, you have to sympathize with the mother in order to help the children. At this point in her life she has to sell pictures and her life to the tabloids. How else is she going to feed, clothe, and raise fourteen children? Believe me guys, she is living in hell right now. I agree that she is selfish and self-centered, but I also think she doesn’t have time anymore to think of herself. That woman can’t rest for a moment, nor should she be able to. I have three kids four years apart. I am exhausted at times. Do you really think she is having any fun or me time? She will never pay taxpayers back for anything, it is not possible. It is gross, but reality is, as taxpayers this is life! Guess what? I agree Suze Orman should be brought in. Now! Nadya can’t think smartly when she had six kids let alone fourteen. How is she going to work and get paid a mediocre salary? Is that the right thing to do? Wouldn’t it just cost more money to pay extra child care workers to be there while she is at work too? Guys, if you look at her in interviews before these babies were brought home, I am talking her body language and the expression on her face, you will see a changed woman. She is depleted, exhausted, and totally screwed,and she knows it! You can see the defeat in her eyes, and the depression looming over her like big black cloud, only the thunderstorm is not going away! I still say, leave her alone, and let her figure out how to raise fourteen children that will become contributing adults to society. I can tell you, if we continue to throw hate her way, that will not happen. She is a sick woman and those children deserve a chance!

  • doug m

    Seems awfully conveinent to have a change of heart when you are trying to get people to watch your upcoming reality show

  • Simonae

    WELL we are so delighted that you OWN your mistakes. Big frigging deal. MOST people fess up.
    Octotwit, is playing it again I agree Doug, pass the violin and let me play you a tune. To WOE is me.
    Who here commenting has gone for IVF deliberately impregnating themselves ‘over and over and over + 11 overs? I do KNOW for sure the biggest mistakes I’ve made all lined up back to back, Do NOT come anywhere close to the MONUMENTAL BILL Kaiser BellF.P. PRESENTED to the California tax payer. To date it comes to over 3 million dollars, and do we include future costs from slueman and her brood?
    How about the destruction of 14 lives ever done that sweet cheeks?
    Give you head a shake,put on your BIG girl panties, and get real.
    She regets that about as much as her romp in the hay with Luis in the back of his limo.
    I would rather pound a nail in the wall with my forehead than watch her in any documentary/reality show..”PASS.”

    {{{walks away shakin head}}}