Parents, this is not the way
I am really disturbed by what I am reading in the newspapers about the parents of the sextuplets.
Here we have the father who lives with his parents, the mother who also lives with her parents and the mother subjects herself to fertility treatment!
Something strikes me as odd about this because it would seem to me that absolutely no provisions were made by the parents for what would be needed if the fertility treatments resulted in multiple births, as is the norm.
These parents now come to the State begging for a house and other kinds of assistance. They seem to have abdicated responsibility for their actions and now have lodged it all at the door of the Government and people of Trinidad and Tobago.
I feel that the parents should have at least come to the table with something, anything, for example, a rented two-bedroom home, so that we could see that they were desirous of making a proper home for their own children.
But to voluntarily subject yourself to fertility treatment and have no obvious plans on earth as to how to take care of the results of that treatment is irresponsible and disingenuous.
I have no doubt that the generous Trinidad and Tobago population will assist this family but dear parents, this is not the way. Already the cost to the State of the mere deliveries and post- partum care is astounding.