Christy - posted on 05/18/2011 ( 30 moms have responded )
So there's a kid (boy) close to my son's age living next door. His mom and dad work weird hours (2nd and 3rd shift) so their relatives watch him. He plays outdoors in the street most of the day when he gets out of school (at 11-Pre K). Fine. Whatever. It's safe here where we live . BUT.....he's constantly over here which I don't mind for the most part until my kids need to take a nap (they are 2-daughter and 3-son and still nap about 2pm until 4pm). I escort him to his house and knock on the front door, and door from the open garage going into the house each time. BOTH DOORS ARE LOCKED as the little boy tries to open it up and I have tried as well (gently). No one answers until I knock and ring the doorbell which seems like endlessly! Relative (lady) and/or relative's boyfriend answers the door. Tell them this kid (not to mention names) needs to come home since my kids are going to take a nap. Either of them tells me "Oh, it's OK. He can play outside still" (he's asking to use the potty and doesn't want to at my house). They shut the door and I can hear them LOCK it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I feel so bad leaving him to fend on his own!
I don't want to stir up shit since they live right next door. Again mom and dad work different hours from the normal 8-5 one. I am not sure how to approach this with the parents without making anyone mad. Any advice?