I love this story from The National Enquirer. I don't know if it is true or not, but it is still fun to discuss. According to Eric Ienco who used to be a cook for Madonna and her house manager which I guess presumably means cleaning up after her, and making sure she has a healthy supply of red bracelets says she should spend more time with the children she has, and not adopt any others.
He makes it very clear that when she does spend time with her kids she is a very good mother. It is just that she doesn't spend much time with them at all.
“When she's with the children, she is a devoted mom. She just doesn't spend much time with them. It's a puzzle why she wants to adopt again. She's hardly ever with her children. She's got two full-time nannies and one part-time nanny. So why adopt a kid when somebody else is raising them? She gets up and has a coffee, then she does two hours of yoga. Then there's two hours of pilates and exercise. That's six days a week. After that she deals with her email, her calls and the rest of her business. And after that, she spends maybe half an hour with the kids. Madonna puts herself before the kids. When she adopted little David, he arrived at her home from Africa, and three hours later, she left to do pilates. Wouldn't you think she'd want to spend the entire day with her new son?”
She didn't need to spend any more time with David because there were not any photographers in the house with her. Why do you need three nannies to take care of three kids? I understand that she is doing her part to keep people from being unemployed, but that really does seem excessive. Whatever your feelings are about Brangelina, they do at least make it appear as if they try and spend individual time with each of their children and do try and go places together with them. You just don't see those same kinds of photos of Madonna. She did take all three kids with her to Malawi. I know there weren't many pictures of Rocco, but he was there. Besides that though, you never see them just going to places parents take their kids. The last thing she needs is to have another child.