11 December 2012
Hoarding Roaches and Poop.
Ordinarily, I'm pretty skeptical. I mean, people will do about anything to get themselves on TV. But I just can't believe this. I'm just floored.
Sure, it's entertaining. But after about five seconds I was thinking that these children need to be removed from the home, and I mean right away. Don't even bother to pack your bags. Ew!
This mother has diabetes and fibromyalgia and I'm not her doctor so I'm not going to doubt it. But downing entire two-liters of Pepsi is probably not helping. Popping used needles into the trash pile that is her living room? They let the children stay there? I can't believe the Hoarders crew even for one minute sat around and didn't pick up the phone. I think social services is evil. But I would be calling about this, and I don't care if the children in question are 17 years 364 days old or not. No child for even one minute should be in there. Neither should the adults, but presumably they have some sort of choice.
The dad just left the home? And left the children to live in that? Because his ex needs the disability payments on the kids? Seriously???? There are some serious family dynamic issues going on here and it isn't all the hoarding. They need some extreme inpatient help. While their kids are in foster care.
It isn't often I say stuff like that but I'm serious. I'm left wondering if this is really real but it looks like it...
I had to share this video. So I forced Emperor and Elf to watch it with me. They couldn't believe it. They thought it was a fake house and pretend, right? See, but I think it is probably real. I can't be entirely sure. How would they ever fix a leaky toilet or broken window or get their furnace tuned each year? Has to be fake. But maybe not. You can't fake filth like that!
Another Hoarders video features this lady who saved her poop for like, two years. Here's a spoiler (ha ha): it ate through the floor and the walls, and the house was so disgusting and dilapidated that it was uninhabitable even after the cleanup.
D actually toured what in retrospect I believe to be a hoarder house. That or a couple of parents who couldn't shake a drug habit. Something serious was going on. Want to see pictures? Look here and then at then at the end of each post go to "newer post" until my series has ended.