Monday, July 20, 2009

Would Janet Jackson be a 'Good' Mother?

As I and many others have suspected, the Michael Jackson story will be with us for a long time. More than likely it will outlive me. So, on one hand I'm not surprised that the potential custody battle over his children, "Prince" Michael Jackson, Paris Katharine Jackson, and "Blanket," is being waged in the press. On the other, I'm shaking my head.

Now the news is Janet Jackson may want to raise the children and experts are weighing in on whether or not she'd be a good choice. How would they know? Do any of these experts know her personally, and really who's an adequate judge of who makes a good mother and who doesn't? If you use one gauge they keep mentioning, experience as a parent, then no humans should have babies. We're all inexperienced with our first child.

One factor the "experts" have tossed into the discussion is Janet's break-up with boyfriend Jermaine Dupri. The implication is that between the break-up and Michael's death, the singer may be under too much stress.

CBS reports that the Jackson women--Michael's mother, Katharine; his closest sister, Janet; and his oldest sister, Rebbie, who has raised children herself--are "banding together" for MJ's children. That's a good thing. That's what family does.

This would all go away probably, if Debbie Rowe would say she'll let Katharine raise the children and be done with it. But supposedly she's expressed concern that Michael's father, Joe Jackson, will have any say-so in what happens to the children.

Perhaps it takes an opportunist to know an opportunist. I got an earful of opinions on both Rowe and Joe Jackson at the hair salon last week.

However, it's also been reported that Rowe and Katharine Jackson may be coming to an agreement. As a result, a custody hearing has been postponed, report sources.

It would be wonderful if the media would let the family solve the matter of custody and care in private, but we know that's not going to happen.

Related: Mixed on Michael Jackson's Children Redux


msladydeborah said...

If the "experts" would screen every potential mother in this nation-we certainly would not have as many as we do now.

Who knows what type of mother any woman will make? Did you know what type of mother would be as time went by? I am woman enough to admit that I was clueless.

The MSM needs some business to get into besides the custody battle over the Jackson children.

Does the lyrical phrase "Ain't Nobody's Business" ring a bell here?

I swear to goodness this is really beginning to be TMI to the infinte power!

If Janet stayed in relationship-something would be said about them not being married. Or if they were married-the fact that she is forty-something without children would be an issue..

You know the experts and MSM need to get a life and some personal business of their own.

Vérité Parlant is Nordette Adams said...

ROFL: You know the experts and MSM need to get a life and some personal business of their own.

Dawn on MDI said...

I suppose simply considering which setting would be most healthy, nurturing and loving, perhaps even IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILDREN is too much to ask in this situation, right? It's got to be decided by the media and questioned by the pundits. Good god. Those kids haven't got a chance at anything like healthy or normal in that clusterf*ck.

Anamika said...

That's an question no one can be sure about.I only hope that she would be.