Chris - posted on 08/16/2010 ( 79 moms have responded )
I'll try to make a long story short... my son's father and I split up when my son was 7 months old. We got back together last November, and things have been going so much better... with the exception of two things. When we got back together, I lived with my parents (and still do for another two months until my house is finished) and he lives with his. My parents have a modest home that could stand a few upgrades... but it's clean, and safe for my son (always has been). His parents tried taking a 70s trailer and converting it into a house, and never finished it. There are plywood floors that rarely get swept, no couch, just two recliners that their 4 dogs have free reign over. You step in some spots and feel like you're going to go through the floor. I realize that not all houses are going to be prestine. HOWEVER, my boyfriends mother is a hoarder. She keeps EVERYTHING regardless of how insignificant it is. So in this half ass trailer house with all her junk and plywood floors and her 4 dogs, it's impossible to keep my son clean and safe. When we separated, he took Nathan every other weekend according to a custody agreement we made with the court. Then, him living there was only temporary... My son comes home every other Sunday night with some ailment... last night, it was about 27 bug bites that they told me were a few flea bites. They are much larger and more swollen than flea bites (my guess is bed bugs or spider bites). We've gotten into COUNTLESS arguments about the living conditions over there, but nothing gets done. They say they understand (he and his parents) but his parents NEVER do anything to change it. I was instructed NOT to talk to his parents myself, but I;'m at the end of my freaking rope. Should I call anyway?