Friday, May 9, 2008

17 is Enough

The Today show just did a teaser about that lunatic family with 17 children. Evidently they are spending Mother's Day weekend in NYC, and they have a "big announcement" (that's a direct quote, Amy, not air quotes...don't worry!). I swear, if that woman is pregnant again, I'll...I don't know what. But I'll be mad.

10 comments:

Amy B said...

I just saw the teaser. First comment: When does reproduction simply become pollution? These people need to stop polluting the world with their DNA. Second comment: I am annoyed by the fact that all of their children have names that start with the letter J or the J sound. ANNOYED. Sure, this might be cute when you have two kids. When you have 17, it's just ridiculous.

Amy B said...

Stephanie, they just announced they're going to have another one!!! Number 18. These people must be stopped. What J name could possibly be left?

Eric & Marilyn's Blog said...

You should have seen their kids' faces when she told them that she was pregnant again. They just looked embarrassed! Like "Mom, Dad, keep your hands to yourself please!" With 17 kids, where do you even find the time?!

stephinbham said...

Oh for God's sake. How humiliating.

Anonymous said...

This is just my opinion, but I feel that for every child after your fourth, you should be FINED.

lindsey said...

You know what, if they can afford it and they add value to society rather then detract, then to each their own....but 17 on one breadwinner salary-that math just doesn't add up.

stephinbham said...

I don't really have an issue with it per se, but there is just no way that 18 children can get enough attention. I mean, that's my sister's entire first-grade class! What I have a problem with is these older kids being forced to raise the younger ones. Helping out is great, but they are being relied on to do much more than that!

Bowlby said...

Here's my issue--they made it a publicity stunt! If you want to have 18 kids, whatever. I think it's INSANE, but there are worse problems in the world. But I think perhaps your priorities might not be in the right place when you make the announcement on the Today show.

Are these the tater tot casserole people?

Bo Knows said...

These people have been on the circuit for some time now. I saw them in People maybe a year ago. I don't think they started out with their first 12 or so kids for the publicity, but once they saw how much attention they were getting, they decided to milk it. They are crazy. Seriously. You can't even all go somewhere in the same car. Or... something else that 17 people can't do together (nothing witty is coming to me at the moment). They're wacked. Wacked I say.

Leah said...

And each time there's another baby, the people at People are just as annoyed, believe me. Because they say, "We just did a story on them a year ago!" Do people give them stuff for having so many kids? Like maybe they wear sponsors' clothing and they pay for them to come to NYC?