Thursday, November 1, 2012

Tough It Out

You know what? Inexplicably, I've been thinking about this whole Octomom going into rehab thing. I know I voiced my obvious displeasure with the whole situation the other day, but I think that I left a few obvious things out of that screed. Allow me to continue my rant...

See, she has children. Yes, it's an abnormally high amount of children (that she never should have been allowed to have in the first place, but I digress), but that's her problem. (And it really IS quite a problem. I mean, can you imagine? Fourteen children? Jesus.) Now, her manager (She can afford a manager?) claims that even though she has been prescribed Xanax and has been taking it that she is NOT addicted to it. No, on the contrary. See, this rep, a one Gina Rodriguez, claims that, according to the New York Daily News, "She was prescribed Xanax for her anxiety attacks, she was not addicted to it. She has an overabundance of stress and exhaustion and wanted to deal with it with out prescription drugs." Well, how in the hell are you going to do that WITHOUT prescription drugs? She has fourteen children! And really, ANY amount of children will ALWAYS bring with it stress and exhaustion. You know why? Because they're children, that's why! What'd you expect? A picnic?

But really, are you going to tell me that learning how to deal with "stress" and "exhaustion" is something that is an inpatient process? Really? You can't learn how to deal with stress (that isn't going away for at least eighteen years) on an outpatient basis? And how in the world is she going to learn to "deal with" exhaustion? She has fourteen kids! Get used to being exhausted, sweetheart. But for some reason, she feels that being away from her children for thirty days is going to help her do...something...different? I fail to see how this is going to help anything.

But here's my point:  Tough s***.  She doesn't get to abandon her children because she's stressed out.  And that's exactly what it is.  Abandonment.  I'm not saying that they're not better off without her (as I kinda think that they need to be in a different environment without so many children), but what I'm saying is that when you're a parent, that's your job.  That's your deal.  And you deal with it.   Maybe if she didn't want to be so stressed out and so exhausted, perhaps, just perhaps, she shouldn't have had fourteen children when she was a single individual with very little means to support herself (I'm sorry, but solo porn does not count as a talent you can fall back on when times are tough).  Perhaps. 

 This is all a bunch of crap no matter which way you look at it. Granted, if anyone in the world should be on Xanax, it's probably her. And along that same vein, if there was anyone in the world who I would assume was abusing Xanax, it'd be her. This whole story sounds fishy to begin with if you're asking me. I've read speculation that she has a drinking problem. (She could drive me to drink, so I don't find it too far out of the realm of possibilities that she drives herself to drink.) This has "cover up" or "ploy" written all over it. Here's to hoping that the people at the "rehab" that she's at will convince her to farm out her children into someone else's care besides her own.

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