Fake Babies. Real Illness.

Some people are plain crazy in their head. Seriously. There are some seriously ill folks out there who need help. Their perception of reality is so skewed they really should be in therapy. Serious therapy.

I’ve worked at an ice-cream shop, a convenience store, a county jail, and with engineers and programmers. Never in my life have I ever heard anyone more crazy than the people in the following article.

Many people like to stop and play with newborn babies, but now some adult women are playing house with fake babies.

Some women are even going as far as taking day trips with the fake babies to the park, out to eat, and even hosting birthday parties for them.

Forty-nine-year-old Linda is married with no children of her own. Now, she says she feels like a mother because she has Reborns — dolls made to look and feel like the real thing.

“It’s not a crazy habit, like, you know, drinking, or some sort of, something that’s going to hurt you. It’s like a hobby.and it doesn’t really hurt anybody,” Linda said.

Are they kidding? This is just a crazy habit? That’s not the half of it. Wait until you read the rest of the story.

These women are paying big bucks for this hobby, from $100 to a few thousand dollars. For Reborn owner Lachelle Moore, the fake babies fill a void.

“What’s so wonderful about Reborns is that, um, they’re forever babies,” said Moore, who has grown children and grandchildren. “There’s no college tuition, no dirty diapers… just the good part of motherhood,” she added.

In her Kansas City home, Moore even has an elaborate room for the dolls. She organizes birthday parties, bakes a cake and even invites guests.

Psychologists say there could be a problem if and when these women stop interacting socially with others in their life.

Forever babies? The good part of motherhood? They are serious you know. They actually believe what they are saying. They are so far removed from reality they won’t see it again for a very long time.

I am not a mother, but I think there are many good parts of motherhood that just don’t exist with a fake baby. You can’t fake the first time your baby smiles. You can’t fake the way a baby chatters as she learns to talk. You can’t fake the way your baby grabs your fingers or takes their first steps. With a fake baby, you’ll never feel the baby’s heartbeat when you hold him close to your chest.

The only thing real about these babies is the illness the women have shown in believing they provide the “good part of motherhood”.

Source: ABC 7 News: Adult Women Play House With Fake Babies