St. Bernard, Ohio – Brooke Watts has been in a hell of a mess. Unfortunately, Brooke’s kids were living in it with her. Watts, 27, was arrested on Tuesday night after police officers found her and her three children, ages1, 4, and 7, living in filth. Bonus, there were meth ingredients lying around. Double plus bonus, the kids all had head lice and bugs were everywhere – even in the food in the refrigerator. Well, that’ll put me right back on my diet. Fortunately for the kids, a social worker did her job and alerted the cops after she showed up to visit the family and found that despite repeated warnings, the place was an unlivable nightmare of ewww. I know, right? A repeat visit, and the place still had masses of messes all up in it? But of course, my darling denizens. Because cleaning the house before Child Protective Services drops by just feels wrong, somehow, y’know?
Now here’s where it gets even more fun. Brooke’s children’s grandmother lives in the apartment just upstairs from her grandchildren. She told police that Brooke was a “drug addict” (no, really?) who couldn’t take care of her kids. Whether Grandma was taking care of the kids in their mother’s drug-addled state, I don’t know – but it seems that she wasn’t, since police said that all the children had bedbug bites to go with their head lice, and it looked like they’d been eating insect-infested donuts just that morning. Oh. Well. That’s just lovely parenting, Brooke, you negligent tweaker.
CPS removed all three children on the grounds that their mother is just nasty. Brooke Watts was arrested and taken to the Hamilton County Jail, where she is being held on $3,000 bond – a grand for each kid. Sadly, Brooke’s not receiving visitors just now. Her children have been taken into county custody, where they will be deloused, fed, and hopefully placed into a loving home where “meth” and “mess” are just two words that kind of sound alike.