MAV you will get no argument from me. And thanks for the cookie. ;-)
Joe... as I said... she was AWARE of what she was doing but that doesn't mean she was aware that it was WRONG. And it doesn't mean she lost her love for her children. It means she literally lost her mind.
Mental illness is a field in which there is still so much to learn. These are the kinds of questions our staff were asking during our seminar the other morning... a person in a state of psychosis simply isn't thinking like a rational person. I don't know any other way to explain it.