My heart breaks when I read that her mom put her in the oven and "cooks me like a turkey." I had hoped it was a misguided mother's attempt to get her daughter warm during this cold spell.
But that wasn't the goal of the Hamtramck's mom, who also singed her daugter's eyelid with a screwdriver,
I have so many questions. How could the girl stand still long enough for her mother to do that to her face?
How did the mother get her into the oven? Pretend they were acting out a fairytale? Shove her in?
I want to know more. I know that I can't. I fear others will follow the mother's lead.
Why is it still so easy for some to become parents.
It is enough to distract me from the horror of the new mother of 8 babies, who already is mother to six children. It is not the size of this new family or even that all of the kids are under 8. It's the mother and how unlikely it is that she will qualify as a good mother anytime soon.
She's been on disability for at least 5 years - pain from an on-the-job injury prevents her from working and led to her divorce in 2008. (She says depression from pain led to her marriage disolving. Is her ex taking the high road and not sharing his side, or is no one asking him?)
How much did birthing and -- I hope -- taking care of the first six contribute to her disabling pain. Why in the midst of the physical pain and emotional pain of splitting from your husband would you choose to have more children? And what sane medical staff agreed to do the procedure?
Why is it so easy for some to become and stay parents?
It is almost enough to make me want to stop reading the news.