Amy’s Life in Brief

An Open Letter to the Neighbors…
March 2, 2010, 8:20 pm
Filed under: boundaries, family conflict, family life, home life | Tags:

Dear Neighbors,
Please be advised that your child needs supervision. It’s slightly disturbing to me that he wanders around the neighborhood peering into windows, including ours. Actually, it’s a little bit creepy. It’s a bit upsetting to me that he will come to our house and stay for several hours and you don’t check in to make sure he’s actually here or that he’s behaving or any number of other reasons you would call and check on your child who is under the age of 8 when you haven’t seen him for 4 hours. I wouldn’t mind having him over if you would provide him enough structure and supervision at home that he could behave himself in the homes of others.

Basically, Neighbors, you need to step up and be better parents. It appears that you are meeting your needs financially. I don’t think you are alcoholics or drug addicts, although to be fair, I don’t know you well enough to say that for sure. And I know that being a parent is emotionally and physically exhausting…but that doesn’t mean you should send your kid to another person’s home for hours at a time. I frankly don’t have a lot of interest in parenting your child.

So, there it is, Neighbor. Can we work on this? I’ve tried to talk to you about this, but I don’t think you want to hear it.

A Parent Who Has Her Own Kids to Worry About


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Hahaha!…sounds to me like you’re being used…more than likely these people know there boy is unusual and strange…so whats the answer to this?…Send him to another person’s house and let them deal with it…plus if someone were to tell them their child is weird, they can just say “Well, he didn’t really start acting this way until he started hanging out at so and so’s place.”

Comment by ilovepennstate16

Too funny…I never thought they may blame his unusual behavior on hanging out with us! He’s a peeping tom in the making!

Comment by oregonamy1972

Haha yes! Maybe he was breast fed for two long. How do your kids like this kid?

Comment by Shake

I don’t know what it is about this kid. My kids like him OK. The one big issue we have is that he picks on my younger son, pushing him down and stuff. So, that’s usually what he gets sent home for.

Comment by oregonamy1972

That’s awful, this kid really has issues and instead of being a peeping Tom, he should be on someone’s leather couch! Lol

I hope the parents get everything together and focus on their kid.

Comment by Shake

It sounds to me like he’s just bored and looking for some attention, not necessarily that there’s something ‘wrong’ with him.

It’s too bad that his parents aren’t more involved.

Comment by Jen

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