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Whoa, Momma!

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Tracey Henry and Suzannah DiMarzio

Octuplets grandmother: 'I'll have to be there for them'

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February

Mom_octograndmom The rest of the world is still looking sideways at Nadya Suleman, the mother of the nearly month-old octuplets. And her own mother was plenty angry as well saying that her daughter's pregnancy -- on top of the other six children she already had -- was too much.

Well, granny has had a change of heart. And all it took was one look at her eight new grandchildren. "After I saw them, you know, I thought, 'My goodness, these are my grandchildren ... I'll have to be there for them,'" Angela Suleman said in a CBS Early Show interview Monday. More of the interview was slated to run today.

Those babies certainly need someone, that's for sure. But while Angela Suleman calls her daughter "a very good mother" -- "she had a good example," she added -- she does admit that taking care of that many children has taken a toll on her. Her "retirement check goes every month. It's just gone."

Mommas, we know we depend on our own Mommas for care, love and support. But this feels like too much to ask. Angela Suleman is doing the right thing by her grandchildren but she needs to continue to encourage her daughter to get some psychiatric help because these kids won't have a chance with a mom who has not displayed any common sense to this point.

-- Sherry Robinson

[Photo: Associated Press/CBS News]

[Last modified: Thursday, May 13, 2010 10:59am]

    

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