I have been having some bizarre issues with various neighbors since we moved in, and for those that have read my recent posts about the lady that lives next door, well, she is at it again. Yesterday my kids were outside, playing and picking mint on the side of my house. The little boy next door that isn't allowed to play with anyone was bouncing his ball off his house very close to my girls, but he wasn't talking to them, and they weren't talking to him cause his mother was there. My girls were making a role playing game as they were picking the mint and were very absorbed in their game when this freak neighbor lady walks up to my girls and hisses at them "Stop talking to my son!" My girls both dropped their jaw in surprise, because they hadn't heard her coming up behind them, nor had they expected her to approach them, and my kids of course said "We weren't talking to him." So she says "Good, don't EVER talk to my son!" And then, as she walks back over the line to her and grabs her son protectively and says to him "Don't be talking to those BRATS!" and marches him around the corner to the back of their house. My kids were so in shock that they just kind of sat there, looking at each other, unsure what to do or say. They eventually came in and told me what she had said. If I see her again, I will give her a piece of my mind. She has NO right to call my kids brats. My kids haven't done anything to her or her son except be nice. She is a hoarder and we think that he behavior extends beyond the items in her house and her cats to her son as well. He has told my kids before that as soon as he's old enough to drive, he's stealing his mother's car and he's leaving. He's gonna be 10 next month. He hates the way she suffocates him, and my kids feel so sorry for him that they want to be nice and play with him so that he actually HAS friends, but his mother won't allow it. He's not allowed out of his backyard, not allowed to play with most of the kids in town, and if he does get to play with some, it's ONLY boys, and only in his own backyard. I feel for the kid, but his mother is a real piece of work. I'm getting tired of her and her attitude problem. I just needed to vent a little. I guess my feathers get a little ruffled when someone takes aim at my kids. She can't stand up to me, so she goes after my kids. Pretty pathetic if I do say so.