A shoeless three year old showed up at my door...?! ETA
She lives down the street. My son has played with her once before, outside. I told her she needed to get shoes , and she went home and came back wearing a pair of winter boots. Shes only in a flimsy princess dress, and it's chilly out. From what I gather, her parents let her just wander. I've never met or seen them.
I have no idea if she's eaten, has allergies, medical issues, or what. She's a sweet kid but I can barely understand her when she talks. I don;t know what to do with her, but right now they're playing in my living room. The front door is open, in case someone calls for her but its been almost an hour now with no sign of anyone.
She says her brother was with her but he left her. This happened yesterday too when my mum babysat. What do I do?!
EDIT: Her mum (I'm assuming?) shouted for her, and she grabbed her tricycle and went to her, across the street. The mom yelled at her for not coming faster, asked her if she wanted some pop and left her outside again. She's riding her trike up and down the street. Thankfully it's a circle in a quiet neighbourhood...
Right now I'm keeping an eye on her through the big front window, and if she comes back, I'll of course let her in. Clearly this kid needs someone to watch her...
I don't know if I should call CPS though. It sounds like her brother was supposed to watch her and messed up, but the fact that it happened two days in a row really worries me. She's such a sweet kid.
Edit again: I'm not going to talk to her mom, it won't help and honestly I have no desire to be her friend. And, I'm not going to call CPS. Like I've said, the cps here will not help at all, they'd call in advance and if anything's going on it would be cleaned up before they get here, among other issues. I'm not entirely sure what to do, but neither of those are options here.