Lynsey - posted on 01/25/2010 ( 19 moms have responded )
I no longer live next door to a person who's house I was over a lot. I have moved a few states away. Well, she is living with her "boyfriend", and her year old child. She is also six months pregnant. She is 17, and is not well off. Neither is their child. The ways of making money is also ... illegal, shall we say. Now, that is bad enough. BUT, their son, isn't treated properly either. He isn't fed properly, bathed properly, disciplined properly, or napped/put to bed properly. My fiance and I went to get a few things from our house (we are moving), and stopped next door (Rob and her "boyfriend" are friends). I noticed their son is starting to suck his thumb. UH OH, slap in the face. Not hard, just the normal POP. But who pops a one year old baby? Also, they put very very hot sauce on his thumb, so that when he goes to suck, his mouth basically catches fire. I noticed several things I did not agree with before. He goes without baths for days, stays in the same clothes as well, if even clothed at all. His diaper isn't changed until it sags, and when they notice the sagging, it becomes a big argument on who to change him, lasting an hour or so, leaving the sagging diapered baby, well...with a soggy diaper for another hour. He goes to bed at midnight or later, because he naps at six in the afternoon. He is put in his highchair at the table, with a full uncut up piece of pizza, while mama and daddy eat in the living room. When he is done throwing all the food to the dogs and basically cannot eat the whole piece of pizza he is given, they set him down, for him to cry. He has to CRY to get a drink of something. Would you call someone about this? I am seriously thinking about taking action. This poor little boy is neglected, would I be wrong to do it?