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Octomom’s Reality Show
Is it really so bad?
-April Daniels Hussar
Well, it has come to pass. We all sneered and joked that it was inevitable, and now we all get to be right. Nadya Suleman has signed her kids up for a reality show.
BUT, before we get our collective panties in a twist – just consider this … might it actually not be a bad thing? Might it be best after all if someone is allowed to keep an eye on the Octo-brood, even if that someone is a creepy Big Brother-esque reality TV crew and their fascinated audience? Let’s face it – the octo-kids are going to be at the center of a freak show reality circus no matter what – they’re pretty much F-ed in terms of any kind of normal upbringing. How much hope can there be when your mom seems to have Radaronline.com on her speed dial? So … maybe it’s better then that the children make an income (a pretty penny, actually) and have professionals crafting the images they project, rather than leaving it up their mother, who clearly has no internal self-censoring capabilities.
Already, a California judge has appointed a financial guardian to oversee the children’s finances (a move which Suleman’s attorney tried to block). So great – at least someone will be keeping an eye on that money and making sure Suleman isn’t allowed to misuse it. Because it sure doesn’t look like Octomom is going through with her little plan to go back to school and support her family that way!
Presumably, there will be people “on-set” for the sole purpose of looking out for the children’s welfare. That’s why we have these nice little things called child labor laws.
Who knows – maybe Nadya Suleman will surprise us all. Maybe she’ll turn out to be a sweet and giving mother, and her selflessness, patience and never-ending energy will radiate out from each and every episode, and we’ll all sigh with relief and say … boy, we sure were wrong about her! She may be a little wacky but she sure is a good mom!
Or … maybe not.
Either way – the more eyes on Nadya Suleman and her kids the better. Bring it on, Octomom. The world will be watching.