A bitch just watched an interview by Ann Curry on The Today Show of the mother of those eight babies from California.
And…well, it seemed as if Curry was trying to say something but unsure of how to say.
Recent revelations that the mother of those eight babies...at one time...is single, unemployed and was already the mother of six have presented morning television with a challenge.
On one hand, shows like the Today Show have made a habit of showcasing multiples and the families of multiples and the television shows that feature those multiples and their families.
On the other hand, this mother of multiples isn’t cooperating with them by producing a husband as part of a sanctified man on woman marriage or crispy and clean chil’ren, a gleefully supportive family and a super organized made-for-television (for real, I think they get the house as part of their contract) house…you know, so that Meredith and Ann can gasp at how well they are all getting on even as they offer token gifts of disposable diapers.
As I watched Ann’s interview this morning I found myself waiting for her to say it…just say it…FUCKING SAY IT!
Say the words that will jump start something...anything...more than a glossy bullshit discussion of how amazing (insert mother of multiples here) is and how you can’t imagine taking care of (insert number here) but damn it to hell if she doesn’t look GREAT.
Because this multiple birth opens up all kinds of topics that a bitch thinks are long overdue for discussion.
Who "gets" to be a parent?
Who "gets" to seek fertility treatments and what, if any, limits are there on those treatments?
Why are morning television shows allergic to family planning discussions yet addicted to stories of multiple births?
And where the hell was Matt Lauer going with that “You know, she looks a lot like Angelina Jolie!” statement?
Lawd, give me strength…