Yesterday, my heart just about broke when I saw how my across the street neighbors were treating their little boy.
The mom and her father and the boy were going somewhere and obviously in a hurry.
I overheard the mom say, “Get in the car now, before I pull your pants down and beat your fucking ass!” The kid could not have been more that 5 years old and from where I stood, it appeared he was dawdling…acting like a kid, that is. He still hesitated about getting in the car…probably figured he was already in trouble and had nothing left to lose. I don’t know if the mom would have really hit her kid and I don’t know what the law says about verbal abuse. When stuff like this happens, I just want to take the kid home with me. I’ve never seen any evidence of abuse before.
What would you guys do?