Folks, I have seen the inside of Octomom's new house. And I have to say... Wow. Nadya Suleman allowed Rumor Fix's cameras inside her new house in order to dispel the rumors that she lives in squalor. And guess what? Sure looks like she doesn't live in squalor. At all. Am I really going to have to write a post where I say glowing things about Octomom? Yes, yes I am.
The truth is, I'm impressed! It's actually clean and tidy. It looks sane. And orderly. And not at all what you'd expect from someone with such a messy tabloid life. Nadya totally looks like she's got her shizz together here.
It sounds like she's raising her kids the way I was raised. Granted, my mom had five kids and not 14, but there are some rules that just help keep the insanity of a house full of kids at a minimum. Rules like: Eating only in the kitchen table, cleaning up after yourself, not jumping on the furniture, and making your bed every day.
I'm trying to enforce most of those rules in my home -- with my one kid. Yeah, I only have one kid. But I also have about 1/100th the space Nadya has, so rules about where you eat and cleaning up after yourself still matter for us.
And I love Nadya's minimalist approach! It has occurred to me that she might be minimalist because she just moved in and can't afford a ton of junk to put everywhere -- but maybe she had a lot of junk in the former house that she got rid of before moving.
But even if this is just a clean start and she's just barely begun living la vida not loco I think this is great. Keep up the orderly life! That's the hardest part, of course -- keeping up that tidy routine. But with 14 kids I think this is the only path to sanity for Octomom.
Does your family have some of the same household rules Octomom does?
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