Less than two weeks after signing an agreement to allow Angels in Waiting to provide care for all 14 of her children, Octomom Nadya Suleman has now fired the group of around-the-clock nurses.
At this point, four of Suleman's babies have come home from the hospital, and the time frame for releasing the remaining four is unclear.
According to The Chicago Tribune, Suleman dismissed the nurses because of a complaint a member of the group filed against her with California's Child Protective Services.
Clearly there was some ongoing tension between Suleman and the organization, whose legal representative, Gloria Allred, had already filed at least one complaint with Child Protective Services before the agreement between Suleman and Angels in Waiting was formally established.
I believe this decision will reflect poorly on Suleman in the long run. I mean, as an outside observer, I can imagine that Suleman might have had some mixed feelings about allowing the group to essentially take over the management of her household and the care of her children. (No matter how much we need help at various times in our lives, accepting it is humbling.) But let's say, for a moment, that she had valid reasons for being irritated. The bottom line is that unless the children were somehow in danger (which I doubt), Child Protective Services will expect her to have been able to put those issues aside for the sake of her kids--who were intended to benefit from that army of well-trained caregivers. What do you think? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.Related: Paparazzi Swarm the Octuplets' Homecoming