I don’t have kids, so I certainly can’t really imagine what it’s like to have fourteen of them. I defer to somebody who’s got a few for comment…
Kate Gosselin, of ‘Jon & Kate Plus 8′:
Like Nadya Suleman, the unmarried California mother of six who just gave birth to eight babies, the Gosselins used fertility drugs to conceive their big family — but they knew when to stop.
Though she has no regrets, Gosselin thinks unemployed Suleman went too far and today offered some harsh words via the New York Post. Here are some highlights:
Q: Do you think Nadya did the right thing in having these octuplets, after already having six children?
Kate: I believe that every life that is created has a purpose. However, personally, I would never have set out to even have a seventh child — especially if I was a single parent!
Q: Nadya is not married, and there’s no father that we know of. Is this a problem?
Kate: Absolutely. The workload that Jon and I share is often even too much for us! It is unimaginable the amount of work she will have to bear as a single mother raising eight preemies as well as six other children.
Q: Do you think Nadya is cognizant of what’s in store for her?
Kate: No. I can honestly say that no amount of planning ahead prepared me for what I faced. And in comparison, I had three-year-old twins and six preemies … and a helpful husband. And we struggled in every way — physically, emotionally and financially.
Q: How do you think this will affect her other children?
Kate: There will be various reactions, ranging from helpfulness, involvement to resentment of the complete chaos and lack of attention the older six will now receive.