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Eight Not So Great: Octomom 'Hates' Her Kids

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You hate to say I told you so when it comes to children, but the fact that Nadya Suleman is getting burned out from caring for her brood of 14 seems like kind of a no-brainer.

The Daily Mail reports that Suleman, a.k.a. Octomom, told InTouch magazine in a recent interview that she can tolerate neither her youngest eight kids nor her older six:

Miss Suleman, 36, who lives in a dilapidated home in La Habra, California, said: ‘I hate the babies, they disgust me. ‘My older six are animals, getting more and more out of control, because I have no time to properly discipline them.’

‘My bank account is overdrawn by $300 and I have no money to pay for the children’s school, food, or the mortgage,’ she told InTouch magazine.

‘The only way I can cope is to lock myself in the bathroom and cry.

‘Sometimes I sit there for hours and even eat my lunch sitting on the toilet floor - anything to get peace and quiet. Some days I have thoughts about killing myself. I cannot cope.

‘Obviously I love them, but I absolutely wish I had not had them.’


As of now, Suleman recently finished wrapping an episode of Celebridate, where commoners like you or I compete to win her love. It remains to be seen what will happen with her children, one of whom can be seen eating drywall in the photos accompanying the InTouch interview, according to the New York Daily News.

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