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Whoa, Momma!

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Tracey Henry and Suzannah DiMarzio

OctoMom Nadya Suleman now regrets having all those babies

We've been wondering when the OctoMom, Nadya Suleman. would reach this point, this moment of clarity.

After the visits to Dr. Phil, the Mom_octomom kid juggling in the park and the smackdown with Jon & Kate Plus 8's Kate Gosselin, Suleman now says that she should not have had eight children at one time.

"I screwed myself. I screwed up my life and I screwed up my kid's lives. What the heck am I gonna do?" she says while noshing with a friend at the Melting Pot, no kids in sight, while a Radar online camera rolls. "I have to put on this strong facade and I have to pretend like I don't regret it. I can't regret it now because I love them and they're here. What was I thinking? That was selfish."

Yes, for months since the octuplets were born, many people have wondered what OctoMom was thinking. She gives us a little clue in this video -- she wanted the sperm donor to be in her life. But after the sixth child, could she not see that it was not going to happen?

She's right about a few things. She was really selfish to do this. And she may love the kids but she really has hurt them. And now the older kids are asking about their dad. But she says "it's not my business" to go and interrupt the donor's life by telling the kids that he is their father.

It's good she's had this epiphany but now it's time to forget the cameras, the 15 minutes of fame, the reality TV shows. Now is the time to take care of these kids. We all regret some of the things we do, but then we know we have to do what's right for the kids. Let's hope she figures out what that is, and does it -- out of the limelight.

-- Sherry Robinson

[Last modified: Thursday, May 13, 2010 11:01am]

    

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